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DS Smith Appoints New UK Managing Director for Recycling

Andy Berrisford, the newly appointed Managing Director for Recycling Division, will bring his wide-ranging experience to the company’s recycling and waste management services.

July 03, 2021

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Andy Berrisford will be responsible for helping customers in the UK. Image: DS Smith

DS Smith, the UK-headquartered sustainable packing company, has appointed Andy Berrisford as its new UK managing director for recycling. Berrisford will be responsible for the company’s recycling operations in the UK, helping customers to reduce waste and increase recycling rates.

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Berrisford joins DS Smith after 13 successful years with global packaging company Amcor. Initially joining Amcor in 2007 as finance director for the Amcor Flexibles site in Winterbourne (UK), he then moved into general management roles from 2010 before becoming commercial excellence director of snacks and confectionery for the EMEA region.

Based at DS Smith’s recycling head office in Caerphilly, Berrisford will bring his wide-ranging experience and expertise to the company’s recycling and waste management services, supporting its account management teams and working with customers to help them waste less and recycle more.

Commenting on his new role, Berrisford said: “I’m delighted to join DS Smith as UK managing director for recycling as I’ve followed and admired the company’s work over several years. Having previously worked in the packaging market, I understand the importance of reducing the environmental impact of packaging and have experienced the swift acceleration of e-commerce globally throughout the Covid pandemic. Through becoming a part of DS Smith’s recycling division, I’ll get to work closely with our customers and be at the very heart of the circular economy and our closed loop offering.”

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Rogier Gerritsen, Managing Director, DS Smith Recycling Division, said: “I am excited to have Andy onboard at such a crucial time. Our customers are facing new recycling challenges brought about by changes in consumer shopping habits and attitudes towards sustainable packaging as a result of Covid. Andy will really help us focus on improving collection infrastructures so that we can recycle more by collecting the best quality materials.”