Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Philip Hammond has been appointed to the Ardagh Group Board as a Non-Executive Director and as a member of the Audit Committee.

The appointment comes after former director Wolfgang Baertz passed away on 19th September 2019.

Mr Baertz was a Director at Ardagh since 2002 and played a huge role in the development of the company over the last 20 years.

Mr Hammond was Member of the UK Parliament from 1997 to 2019, where he held a range of ministerial offices, most recently serving as Chancellor from 2016 to 2019.

Prior to this, he served as Foreign Secretary (2014-2016), Defence Secretary (2011- 2014) and Transport Secretary (2010-2011).

Shaun Murphy has also been appointed to the Board as an Executive Director.

Mr Murphy joined Ardagh as Chief Operating Officer in September 2019.

Prior to joining Ardagh, Shaun was a partner in KPMG for almost 20 years and earlier this year completed a six-year term as Managing Partner of KPMG in Ireland.