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  1. CPI President story

Rigid's Group MD is elected as CPI President

Rigid's Group Managing Director Richard Coward has been elected as President of the Confederation of Paper Industries.

Rigid’s Group Managing Director Richard Coward has been elected as President of the Confederation of Paper Industries. Richard steps up from the position of CPI Vice President and succeeds Patrick Willink, who served as President for four years.

On his appointment, Coward said: “The UK’s paper-based industries are a continuing success story, providing employment throughout the country and producing a wide range of innovative and much-loved products that are inherently sustainable.” He continued: “I foresee both opportunities and challenges ahead and I look forward to helping CPI grow its influence and increase its public profile as it works for the common good of an industry with a turnover of £11.5 billion.”