Fiberweb has named Steve Dryden a non-executive director of the company, effective June 1, 2009. Mr. Dryden has been the group finance director of DS Smith since April 2008. Prior to this, he was finance director of Filtrona and has also held senior finance roles with Bunzl and Rolls-Royce. He began his career at Price Waterhouse where he qualified as a chartered accountant. Mr Dryden will chair Fiberweb’s audit committee and will be a member of the remuneration committee and the nomination committee.
“I am very pleased that we have been able to attract an individual of Mr. Dryden’s caliber and drive to join the Fiberweb board,” commented Fiberweb chairman Malcolm Coster. “His experiences in international manufacturing, in specialty materials and in complex transactions, including a successful demerger, will be of great value to Fiberweb and complement the existing line-up of non-executives.”