New Managing Director for Sappi UK sales office

Sappi Fine Paper Europe announces the appointment of John Clinton (53) as Managing Director of it’s UK sales office as from May 15, 2012. He replaces Mike Gibson, who returns to Sappi Trading after a successful four-year posting in the UK.  


Mr Clinton returns to the paper industry after a period in management consultancy. He has an extensive background in senior management roles within the industry, most recently as Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing at M-real Graphic Papers. Prior to various other corporate management positions at M-real, he was responsible for setting up its London office, where he served as Managing Director for six years.


Antti Makkonen, Sales Director Sappi Fine Paper Europe, comments: “ We are delighted that John is joining us to head up one of our core markets. The experience and vision he brings to Sappi are ideal in our efforts to further develop our services with customers and partners in the UK.”



About Sappi
Sappi Fine Paper Europe is the leading European producer of coated fine paper used in premium magazines, catalogues, books and high-end print advertising. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Sappi Fine Paper Europe is recognised for innovation and quality. Its graphic paper brands include Magno, Quatro, Royal, Galerie and GalerieArt ranges. Algro, Fusion, Leine and Parade are the brands for speciality labelling, topliner, packaging papers and boards. Jaz is the paper brand for digital printing.
Sappi papers are produced in mills accredited with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification and EMAS registration for all our mills in the EU. SFPE’s mills hold chain-of-custody certification under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and/or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes.
Sappi Fine Paper Europe is a division of Sappi Limited (NYSE, JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with over 14,900 employees and manufacturing operations on four continents in 9 countries, sales offices in 50 countries, and customers in over 100 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at

For further information

Antti Makkonen
Sales Director
Sappi Fine Paper Europe
Mobile : +32 495 9116 43
Claudia Hammerich
Manager Corporate Communications
Sappi Fine Paper Europe
Tel +32 (0)2 676 9784
Mobile +32 (0)472 618966