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  • 20/01/2021
  • Media Releases

LIBERTY Steel Group strengthens its Board

  • Appoints Denise Timns as an executive director and Monica Middleton as a non-executive director

LIBERTY Steel Group, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s sustainable industry leader GFG Alliance, today announces that it has strengthened its Board with the appointment of Denise Timns as an executive director and Monica Middleton as a non-executive director.  This continues LIBERTY’s efforts to broaden the expertise of its senior management team as it continues its strong growth worldwide.

Denise Timns, Chief Human Resources Officer GFG Alliance

Denise Timns is the Chief Human Resources Officer for GFG Alliance, having joined the group in March 2016. She has over 20 years of experience in specialist and generalist HR roles, having been in senior HR positions within the commodity trading sector. As part of her last Global Head of HR role she was based in Geneva and was responsible for an industrial / asset based subsidiary of one of the world’s leading global commodities traders which had over 2000 employees across 30 + countries. In this role she was involved in integrating several acquisitions and implementing HR strategies across greenfield sites.

Monica Middleton

Monica Middleton has 30 years’ experience across a diverse range of blue chip companies and SMEs, helping to deliver impactful business, marketing and communications strategies. Her focus over the past eight years has been on organisations which pursue a blend of financial, environmental and social imperatives, with her most recent executive position being UK managing director for Dutch international ESG investor, Oikocredit.  Alongside LIBERTY Steel, she is currently a non-executive director for Cafédirect plc (also Chair of their Guardian Share Company and its Remuneration & Nominations Committee); the Ethical Property Company plc (also Chair of its Property Investment Committee); and UK Women in Social Finance. She has also held executive roles at Dyson Electronics, BBDO and the BBC and holds a first-class BSc in Business Administration and an MSc in Sustainability and Social Responsibility.

Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman of GFG Alliance and LIBERTY Steel Group, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Denise and Monica onto the LIBERTY Steel Board. I have worked with Denise for many years as we have built LIBERTY into one of the world’s leading steel companies, founded on a deep set of values. I welcome Monica to the company and expect her strong commercial and marketing background and expertise in driving environmental, social and governance change to bring huge value to the Board.”

Further information from:

Andrew Mitchell
Head of Communications – UK, GFG Alliance
+44 7516 029 522
Patrick Toyne-Sewell
Head of Communications – Europe, GFG Alliance
+44 7767 498 195

Note to Editors
LIBERTY Steel Group is part of GFG Alliance, a collection of global businesses and investments owned by Sanjeev Gupta and his family. GFG Alliance is structured into three core industry brands; LIBERTY Steel Group, ALVANCE Aluminium Group and SIMEC Energy Group, independent of each other yet united through shared values and a purpose to create a sustainable future for industry and society. GFG Alliance employs c.35,000 people, across 30 countries and has revenues of >USD $20bn.
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