Ardagh Group has appointed John Riordan, as President of Ardagh Glass North America.

David Matthews, formerly of DS Smith plc, has joined the Group as Chief Financial Officer and will be proposed for membership of the Board of Directors of Ardagh Group at its next Annual General Meeting in May 2014.

John Riordan’s appointment comes ahead of the anticipated enlargement of Ardagh’s North American Glass business, through the acquisition of Verallia North America, and reflects the importance of this market to the future growth of the Group.