meet our directors:

Joe was appointed in March 2011. He was previously Chief Executive of James Dickie plc and Chairman of Widney plc. Joe was appointed as non-executive Chairman at the AGM in 2011. Joe has also performed the role of Executive Chairman short term during the periods December 2015 to June 2016 and April 2017 to August 2017 whilst the group was recruiting for a CEO. Mr Grimmond is a Fellow of the Association of Accounting Technicians. Joe has again taken up the role of Executive Chairman in March 2021.
Joe Grimmond
Executive Chairman
David was appointed a director in September 2015. He has over 25 years of private equity and investment management experience. He is an investor in several public and private companies involved in financial technology, sport and and leisure and real estate. He was a director of Manroy PLC until July 2015 when it was sold to FN Herstal SA for 16m. He is currently chairman of Three Thistles Plc.
David Low
Non executive Director
Sharon was appointed in February 2017. She joined Coral Products Mouldings Ltd as Group Financial Controller in December 2016. She has 20 years of experience. She previously acted as Financial Controller of James Dewhurst Ltd, prior to this she held accounting positions at Pets Choice Ltd, Thames Water, Scott Health and Safety Ltd and Uniqema Ltd. Sharon is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Management Accountants.
Sharon Tinsley
FCMA, Finance Director & Company Secretary
Paul appointed in 2015, is responsible for directing the business development activities and driving new sales growth by seeking market opportunities or acquisitions. Paul has gained over 20 years’ management and leadership experience in the manufacturing industry. Paul was Managing Director of Tatra Plastics Ltd from 1999-2003, and became chairman in 2003 -2015, Paul is responsible for developing new and innovative product ranges for blue chip companies, including solutions for fibre optic broadband installations and rail infrastructure.
Paul Freud
Corporate Development Director
Steve brings a wealth of experience with him, having worked in the packaging industry for more than 30 years, including positions with Jokey Plastik GmbH and HK Plastics BV, two major packaging manufacturers covering the period 1983 to 1990 he after that joined Fenton Packaging Limited, a leading distributor. In 2003 Steve co-founded Interpack Limited and was a director of Interpack Limited, a subsidiary of Coral PLC, up until its disposal in March 2021.
Steve Barber
non-executive director
Ian was appointed to the board in November 2022 and joined Coral Products through the acquisition of Film & Foil Solutions Ltd in May 2022. Ian was a majority shareholder and Managing Director of Film & Foil Solutions Ltd for 13 years and continues to lead the Film & Foil business. Prior to this, Ian has spent the majority of his career in the paper and plastic manufacturing industries holding senior, leadership and strategic directorships in large, global organisations in the UK and North America, including St Regis Paper (part of DS Smith PLC) and MeadWestvaco Corporation.
Ian Hillman
Phil was appointed in April 2022. He has a wealth of experience having worked in the plastics industry for more than 35 years, including for Amco Plastics and Premier Profiles before joining Tatra Plastics Ltd in 2011. Tatra Plastics Ltd was acquired by the Group in 2016 and subsequently merged with Rotalac Plastics to form Tatra-Rotalac Ltd. Phil became the Managing Director of Tatra-Rotalac Ltd in 2018 and Customised Packaging in 2022.”
Philip Allen
Group Operations Director

Remuneration committee: Joe Grimmond (Chairman) and David Low.

Responsible for the salary and bonus scheme for directors. For further information click here.

Audit Committee: David Low (Chairman) and Sharon Tinsley.

Responsible for the annual audit. For further information click here.


Directors responsibilities:

The Directors are responsible for the management of the business of the Coral group, setting its strategic direction and establishing its policies. It is the responsibility of the Directors to oversee the financial position of Coral and to monitor its business and affairs on behalf of its Shareholders, to whom the Directors are accountable.

The primary duty of the Directors is to act in the best interests of the company at all times. The Board also addresses issues relating to internal control and Coral’s approach to risk management.

Role of the Non-Executive Chairman:

Steve Barber

The Non-executive Chairman has overall responsibility for corporate governance and in promoting high standards throughout the Company. As well as leading and chairing the Boar, the Executive Chairman’s responsibilities are:-

• Committees are properly structured and operate with appropriate terms of reference.
• The performance of individual directors, the Board and its committees are reviewed on a regular basis.
• The Company has a coherent strategy and sets objectives against this.
• There is effective communication between the Company and its shareholders.

Role of the Executive Chairman:

Joe Grimmond

• Advises the Board on strategy and development.
• Advocates / promotes organisation and stakeholder change related to organisation mission.
• Supports motivation of employees in organisation products/programs and operations.
• Ensures staff and Board have sufficient and up-to-date information.
• Looks to the future for change opportunities.
• Interfaces between Board and employees.
• Interfaces between organisation and community.
• Formulates policies and planning recommendations to the Board.
• Decides or guides courses of action in operations by staff.
• Oversees operations of organisation.
• Implements plans.
• Manages human resources of organisation.
• Manages financial and physical resources.
• Assists in the selection and evaluation of board members.
• Makes recommendations, supports Board during orientation and self-evaluation.

Board Administration and Support
Supports operations and administration of Board by advising and informing Board members, interfacing between Board and staff.
Program, Product and Service Delivery
Oversees design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs, products and services.
Financial, Tax, Risk and Facilities Management
Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages organisation’s resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations.
Human Resource Management
Effectively manages the human resources of the organisation according to authorised personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations.
Community and Public Relations
Assures the organisation and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.

Role of the Finance Director and Company Secretary:

Sharon Tinsley

The roles of Finance Director and Company Secretary are combined. The Board acknowledges the QCA guidelines on this matter and consider the joint roles appropriate for the Company’s size.

The Finance Director is responsible for providing financial oversight of the Group, preparing the accounts, monitoring the performance of the Group companies and reporting on financial matters to the Board. Providing financial input on acquisitions.

The Company Secretary is responsible for providing clear and timely information flow to the Board and its Committees and supports the Board on matters of corporate governance and risk. The Company Secretary has direct access to the Chairman on matters of Corporate Governance.

Role of the Corporate Development Director:

Paul Freud

The Corporate Development Director is responsible in leading sales and client-relationship management, track new markets and emerging trends, recommend new products and services, propose and develop new strategic partnerships, writes proposals and plans, and guides long-term objectives to meet business needs and requirements.

• Support Coral Products PLC’s role in financial planning process across the group from development of guidance for business units through completion of Board deliverables.
• Coordinate with corporate business units on various financial plan submissions.
• Prepare timely and accurate financial plan information, analysis and presentations for various financial plan review meetings.
• Perform competitive intelligence of company’s peers including data outlining their financial performance and business strategies.
• Analyze and report key trends and issues impacting industry and organisation.
• Support dissemination of timely and accurate information for annual rating agency meetings and survey information.
• Identify and enforce acquisition opportunities and objectives in meaningful way.
• Manage an effective evaluation and due diligence process across functional disciplines.
• Evaluate, develop and recommend deals and optimal deal structures to ensure maximum positive results.
• Update and recommend senior management and Board of Directors regarding deal status, structure, valuation, strategic synergies, etc.
• Ensure apt roles and responsibilities for post-close integration are clear and accepted before closing an acquisition.
• Ensure closing process and agreements are handled appropriately working closely with legal, finance and other departments business partners.
• Direct and manage integration process post-close across functional departments.
• Cooperate and interact effectively with business leaders, team members and peers.

Role of the Independent Non-Executive Director:

David Low and Joe Grimmond

The role of the Independent Non-Executive Directors is to contribute independent thinking and judgement through the application of their external experience and knowledge, scrutinise the performance of the Executive Directors, provide constructive challenge and ensure that the Company is operating within the governance and risk framework approved by the Board.

Board Committees.

Coral has a remuneration committee and an audit committee with formally delegated duties and responsibilities.
The remuneration committee, which comprises the executive directors and is chaired by the Non- executive Chairman, is responsible for determining Coral’s policy for the remuneration of the Directors and senior employees of the overall remuneration policy of the company.
The audit committee, which comprises the non-executive directors and is chaired by the Non-executive Chairman, meets on a regular basis under its terms of reference with the finance director and external auditors to review the financial statements and external financial announcements made by the company. It is responsible for reviewing and monitoring the external auditors independence and objectivity and reviews supplies of any non-audit services provided by the external auditors to ensure that independence and objectivity are not compromised.
A detailed breakdown of the constitution and terms of reference of the Audit and Remuneration Committee can be found here REMUNERATION COMMITTEE and AUDIT COMMITTEE