Custom manufacturer of plastic and paperboard packaging Robinson plc, located in Chesterfield, UK, has appointed Dr Helene Roberts as its new Chief Executive. Roberts brings to Robinson, a former family business, whose main activity is the manufacture and sale of injection and blow moulded plastic packaging, an extensive knowledge of sustainable materials technology, global sales, marketing and innovation and people leadership. She moreover has a degree in Materials Engineering and a PhD in Polymer Engineering.
Prior to her move to Robinson, Roberts was most recently managing director at Klockner Pentaplast, responsible for the UK, Ireland and Australian business across four sites, a role she assumed after a position she took over after a period as Director of Global Marketing and Innovation.
At Klockner, she successfully developed the business’ sustainable strategy, overseeing structural change to deliver improved results from all areas in the company. During her earlier career, she spent two years with Sealed Air Corporation as European Executive Retail Director followed by three years at Benson Box, initially as Group Marketing Director before taking on the role of European Director of Marketing, Innovation and Design for Graphic Packaging International.