Paul Coulson to transition from chairman to director role at Ardagh Metal Packaging
Ardagh Metal Packaging SA has announced a decision by Paul Coulson to step down as chairman of Ardagh Metal Packaging, on 15 November 2023.
Coulson will be succeeded by Herman Troskie who currently serves as a director of Ardagh Metal Packaging. Troskie will also succeed Coulson as chairman of Ardagh Group SA and ARD Holdings SA, the indirect parent and ultimate parent of Ardagh Metal Packaging, respectively.
This transition is the culmination of a succession process that, in recent years, has seen the appointments of Oliver Graham as CEO of Ardagh Metal Packaging, and Michael Dick as CEO of Ardagh Glass Packaging.
Paul Coulson (71) has been chairman of Ardagh Group since 1998, leading its development from a single-plant glass operation in Dublin with annual revenue of approximately USD $50 million, to a global player in sustainable glass and metal packaging, operating across Europe, the Americas and Africa, with annualised revenues of more than $9 billion. Coulson will remain a director of Ardagh Metal Packaging, Ardagh Group and ARD Holdings, and will remain the controlling shareholder of ARD Holdings.
Herman Troskie (53), a director of Ardagh Metal Packaging, Ardagh Group and ARD Holdings, will succeed Paul Coulson as chairman of all three companies and will join Ardagh on a full-time basis in November. Based in Luxembourg, Troskie will step down from his current role as CEO of corporate, legal and tax advisory at Stonehage Fleming, an international family office. He has been a director of Ardagh Group since 2009 and has been closely involved with the growth and development of the Group since then.