Tony Smurfit Succeeds Gary McGann as CEO of Smurfit Kappa Group

Tony Smurfit

Sept. 1, 2015 - Smurfit Kappa Group announced that Tony Smurfit has succeeded Gary McGann as Group Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1, 2015.

"The Board would like to thank Gary for his substantial contribution in leading the Group over the last 13 years and wishes him well in his retirement," said Liam O'Mahony, SKG's Chairman. "The Board looks forward to the Group's next phase of growth and development under Tony's leadership."

McGann has served as CEO of Smurfit Kappa since November 2002.

Tony Smurfit has worked in various parts of the Smurfit Group both in Europe and the United States since he joined the Group over twenty years ago. He was Chief Operations Officer of Smurfit Kappa from 2002 to 2015 and Chief Executive of Smurfit Europe from October 1999 to 2002 prior to which he was Deputy Chief Executive of Smurfit Europe and previously Chief Executive Officer of Smurfit France.

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