Lancashire tissue firm Accrol appoints CEO

Lancashire-based tissue maker Accrol Group said it appointed Gareth Jenkins as its new chief executive.

Jenkins’ previous experience includes 24 years at DS Smith plc, one of Europe’s leading packaging companies.

He spent the last four years as managing director of DS Smith’s UK & Ireland packaging division.

Accrol chairman Peter Cheung said: “We are very pleased to be joined by someone of Gareth’s calibre, and we look forward to benefiting from his wealth of experience built during a 24-year career at DS Smith plc.

“I would like to thank Steve for the contribution that he has made to Accrol, in particular his contribution to a successful IPO, and we wish him well for the future.”

Jenkins will replace Steve Crossley, who is leaving Accrol to pursue other interests.

Accrol also said in a trading update that it “continues to trade in line with market expectations in terms of revenue, with profitability being broadly in line with market expectations.”