Former Burberry executive joins board of Smurfit Kappa

Carol Fairweather to take up post as independent, non-executive director in new year

Package manufacturer Smurfit Kappa has announced the appointment of former Burberry executive Carol Fairweather to its board.

The company, which has operations in Europe and the Americas, announced the appointment of Ms Fairweather as an independent, non-executive director on Tuesday.

Her appointment will take effect from January 1st 2018.

Smurfit Kappa chairman Liam O’ Mahony said the company would draw on Ms Fairweather’s experience with luxury fashion firm Burberry.


“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Carol to the Smurfit Kappa Group board,” he said. “We look forward to drawing on her expertise in the global retail sector and her experience as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a FTSE 100 company.”

Ms Fairweather was CFO and an executive director of Burberry from July 2013 to January 2017. She joined Burberry in June 2006 and prior to her appointment as CFO, she held the position of senior vice president of group finance.

Prior to joining Burberry, she was director of finance at News International from 1997 to 2005 and UK regional controller at Shandwick from 1991 to 1997.

Colin Gleeson

Colin Gleeson

Colin Gleeson is an Irish Times reporter