Philip Hammond appointed to board of Irish glass maker
Former British chancellor to serve as non-executive director on Ardagh board
Former chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond. Photograph: AFP
Mr Hammond, who served as chancellor from 2016 to 2019 under the leadership of Theresa May, will serve as a non-executive director and as a member of the audit committee.
In addition to his role as chancellor, Mr Hammond served as Britain’s foreign secretary, defence secretary and transport secretary. He was first elected a member of the UK parliament in 1997.
The appointment follows the death of Ardagh director Wolfgang Baertz. Mr Baertz, a director since 2002, died on September 19th.
Ardagh controls more than 50 metal and glass production facilities in 12 countries, employing more than 16,000 staff with sales of $7 billion (€6.35 billion).