LONDON: IG Design Group plc, one of the world’s leading designers, innovators and manufacturers of celebrations, craft, gifting, stationery and creative play products, announced the appointment of Paul Bal as Chief Financial Officer. Paul will join the Board on 1 May 2022.
Paul joins from Stock Spirits, an international alcoholic beverage business, where he has been CFO since 2017. Paul was instrumental in the substantial turnaround of the then LSE-listed Group, leveraging his experience in the management of a complex portfolio of over 70 brands selling across 50 markets.
Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in England & Wales in 1993 and a Fellow since 2005, Paul has had an international career. He held several global management roles within British American Tobacco and Rothmans International. From 2014, Paul was Vice-President: CFO & Strategy – Europe, Africa & Middle East at Tupperware Brands, listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Stewart Gilliland, Non-Executive Chairman, commented: “We are delighted to have attracted someone of Paul’s calibre to Design Group. His wealth of experience across global consumer markets could not be more relevant for both now and the long term future of our Group. I look forward to working with Paul to drive the business forward and return to delivering value for our shareholders.”