Dermot became Chairman of the Company in July 2016. He was Chairman of Powerflute Oyj until December 2014 and the joint Deputy Chairman of Jefferson Smurfit Group plc, a leading packaging group, from 1994 to 2003 and its worldwide Director of Sales and Marketing from 1997 until 2003. Prior to this he held a number of other senior positions within the Group.
Dermot is the current Chairman of ML Capital Group and a former Chairman of the World Containerboard Organisation and of FEFCO, the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers. Dermot was also previously Chairman of Eurolink Motorway Services Limited, a toll road operator for one of the largest single toll roads in Ireland, a Director of both ACE Limited, a major worldwide insurance company, and Aon BV, a major insurance broking business, and CEO/Director of the TMG Group, an Irish engineering group. He was a Non-Executive Director of Timber Capital Limited until January 2017.