Ardagh CEO Niall Wall is to step down in September.

He will be replaced by Ian Curley, who was CFO of Smurfit Kappa Group from 2000 until March of this year.

Mr Curley will join Ardagh in late June as CEO designate and succeed Mr Wall when he steps down in September.

The Board of Ardagh said it thanked Mr Wall for his enormous contribution to the success of the group and wished him well for the future.