Andrew Hopkins has been appointed as the new managing director for Newsprinters Limited.
Andrew will join the business in December and will be based at the Broxbourne manufacturing plant in Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.
Mr Hopkins has considerable experience of operations and logistics management and joins Newsprinters from Essentra plc where he has been Operations Director, Group Packaging Division.
Previously he has held senior positions for William Grant, the Scottish based distiller, and BAT where he worked in a number of executive roles both in the UK and internationally and was more latterly Group Head of Manufacturing.
Andrew will join the team that has in the interim been led by Danny Cammiade and Danny will continue to be involved in the capacity of Newsprinters Non-Executive Chairman, working with the newly created board and supporting the business.
All other roles and responsibilities within the senior team remain unaltered with the exception of Steve Whitehead whose title will change to group manufacturing director with his responsibilities unchanged.
News UK CFO, Chris Longcroft said: “Andrew has extensive experience at executive board level in leadership roles both internationally and in the UK. His knowledge, experience and leadership will help us continue to drive the business forward, further expanding our customer base and the range of services that we provide.”