Packaging group boxes off chief executive appointment

Dr Helene Roberts

Packaging business Robinson has boxed off its leadership issues with the appointment of Dr Helene Roberts as its chief executive.

Former CEO Adam Formela left last December after 11 years in the role, with Martin McGee stepping in as interim chief executive.

Roberts will join the Chesterfield-based business on November 4. She is currently a managing director at Klockner Pentaplast, responsible for the UK, Ireland and Australian business across four sites.

Alan Raleigh, chairman, said: “Helene’s deep understanding and experience of plastics packaging – which includes materials, product design and innovation, end-to-end business improvement and the plastics circular economy, combined with her obvious leadership talent, gives the board great confidence that she can lead Robinson on the next phase of our journey.”