DS Smith Plc announced the appointment of Richard Pike to the Company's Board as Group Finance Director and Executive Director with effect from Adrian Marsh's retirement next summer. The final date of appointment will be confirmed and his election put to the September 2023 AGM for approval in the normal manner. Richard has been Chief Financial Officer of Biffa plc, for the last four years and has enjoyed a highly successful career in finance, including a decade of leadership roles in manufacturing.