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Celia Baxter

Senior Independent Director

Celia brings a global perspective and deep understanding of industrial companies and organisations that have grown by acquisition. She spent her executive career in Human Resources, beginning her career with Ford Motor Company before moving to KPMG. She has also held executive HR positions with Tate & Lyle plc, Enterprise Oil Plc and Hays Plc. Most recently in her executive career she was Director of Group HR at Bunzl PLC where she was responsible for HR and sustainability across the group. Previously Celia was an independent director for NV Bekaert SA, a leader in steel wire transformation and coatings, and RHI Magnesita NV, a global leader in refractories, and was also Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Senior Plc. 

Appointed: 20 February 2023
Other directorships and appointments: Non-executive director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of DS Smith Plc. Non-executive director of discoverIE Group plc.
Committee membership: Remuneration Committee (Chair), Audit Committee, Nomination Committee