Meet the Logson Team

David Richardson

David Richardson

CEO Logson Group

David graduated in engineering from Sheffield Hallam University. He has over 25 years’ experience in the packaging industry having worked in Sales, IT, Project Management, Operations Management, General Management and Sector Director roles within DS Smith Packaging. Most recently David was the UK&I Group Managing Director for VPK Packaging.

David joined Logson Group in September 2022 . David works closely with the rest of the team to nurture the agile, decentralised, autonomous culture that our customers have valued so highly whilst developing the business for the future.

Gerard O’Callaghan

Gerard O’Callaghan

Group Financial Director

A Chartered Accountant, Gerard joined Logson Group in September 2021, having previously held CFO and Group FD positions in the Construction and Manufacturing sectors. He holds a Master’s degree from the prestigious Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Dublin.

He has a family background in the Corrugated sector having been involved in a non-executive capacity with a family owned sheet conversion plant in Northern Ireland. Gerard brings over 20 years of financial experience, having spent time in both practice, banking and a number of industry sectors.

Gerard works closely with David and the senior management team to continue to build on the strong performance of the group by seeking opportunities for future growth, optimising performance and helping to influence strategic decisions.

Gavin Richardson

Gavin Richardson

CEO Boxes and Packaging

Gavin joined the Logson Group in 2011 from DS Smith Plc, having worked as Group IT Director and previously Managing Director of Tri-Wall Europe.

Gavin brings over 20 years of industry experience, including international roles with Amcor in Germany and France covering both sales and operational disciplines.

Results-driven on a group basis, Gavin is fiercely protective of each site’s autonomy and local focus, ensuring a unique entrepreneurial business culture.

Frank Hay

Frank Hay

Group Managing Director Board 24

Frank was appointed Group Managing Director at Board24 in April 2024

All three Board24 sites are within his remit; Coalville, Preston and Eurocentral. He was instrumental in delivering the Eurocentral project, which opened in February 2024, as part of his previous role as Group Technical Director.

After graduating from the University of Strathclyde and the University of Cambridge with degrees in Engineering, Frank joined the packaging industry and began to develop his career. He has worked in a number of roles including shift management, operations/commercial management, site management and ultimately held the position of Head of Engineering, looking after significant investments and projects, before he joined Logson Group in 2022.

Gareth Stell

Gareth Stell

Group Sales Director

Gareth joined Logson Group in 2006 and brings over 26 years industry experience, having held senior sales and MD roles, primarily within the UK sheet plant sector.

Gareth’s role covers all businesses with the group and he is instrumental in the development of long-term strategic relationships with our key customers. Personable, driven and unashamedly customer focused, Gareth ensures our business goals are intrinsically aligned to our customers’ success.