Our team


Our people are at the heart of our business, and we pride ourselves on bringing the very brightest talent in each of our specialist areas into our team. Each project team is built around each client’s specific needs, but you can meet some of the experts you could find yourself working with here:

Paul Bean

Group Managing Director


A highly experienced brand and packaging business manager with over 40 years developing and delivering innovative solutions to serve the International FMCG brands and markets. His strategic leadership of the business is rooted in a strong commercial understanding of both Customer and Business needs, influencing and collaborating to deliver great results.

Jo Saker

Executive Creative Director


Jo has more than 20 years of experience in design. She studied at The London College of Printing and has been creative director at Enterprise IG and Bluemarlin. Her work is fresh, modern but also always in tune with the customer, the client and the brief. She works closely with brand owners and retailers to dig deep into their brand story to bring them to life.

Clare Leeland

Sales Director


Clare joined the team in 2015 and has 13 years of packaging design and operational experience. Clare works across all Sun Strategy services, helping new clients work out what’s right for them. Passionate about innovation and bringing new technology to brands and retailers.

Greg Lawson

Group Commercial Director


Greg brings a wealth of experience to the team, for many years he has provided design and consultancy services to strategically streamline packaging and supply chain operations of leading retailers and e-tailers. In addition, developing and implementing new IT systems and strategies for the global management of brand and packaging.

Martin Hawkins

Group Operations Director


Originally apprentice trained as a colour retoucher in a reprographics department before leaving the industry to undertake an Honours Degree. He returned from University with an Industrial Economics degree and has been at Sun Strategy since 1996, having now spent more than 26 years in this industry.

Darren Wyatt

Creative Director


Darren is an accomplished creative director, brand builder and storyteller with 30 years design experience and global reach, delivering successful creative solutions for major companies. He has worked client side for BBC Worldwide, Very Group and Iceland, and agency side where has built and led multi-channel teams, responsible for delivering packaging, integrated campaigns, digital and motion for Global brands and organisations.

Rebecca Cusworth

Regulatory Account Director


Earning her master’s degree in food law, Rebecca is a specialist across all areas of food labelling and has worked within the FMCG sector for 15 years, leading retailers and food manufacturers through major legislative change. A true collaborator who has dedicated herself to protecting the reputation and integrity of her customers, influencing at all levels to ensure quality, consistency, efficiency, and speed to market.

Dean Amato

Operations Manager


Dean joined Sun Strategy in 2008 and over the next 9 years progressed from client services to the position of operations manager, with responsibility for the Sun Strategy UK and India studios. Having worked client-side at one of the largest packaging convertors in Europe, Dean has a wealth of print and colour knowledge.

Gillian Garside-Wight

Sustainability Partner


Gill has over 20 years of experience within the print and packaging industry, developing packaging to meet the needs of clients and end users / consumers. Gill joined joined Sun Strategy in June 2000 and has grown the print and packaging technology services significantly.

Sarah Kroon

Head of Commercial


Sarah is a highly experienced Commercial Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the retail, design, media and communications industries. Skilled in project and programme management, change management, stakeholder engagement and team leadership. I'm passionate about people, particularly developing partnerships to help clients achieve their key business objectives.

Kev McAulay

Account Director


As one of our talented Account Directors, Kev has over 18 years experience in managing print and graphics for multiple global FMCG companies. Managing remote teams, understanding stakeholder engagement across multi disciplines, coupled with his tenacity to delivering his clients needs.

Marie Guest

Group HR Director


Marie has worked in HR & Training for nearly 20 years across a range of sectors from premium brands, FMCG, professional services and software development. What she particularly enjoys about working in the HR profession is the opportunity it provides to work closely with people to develop their skills and the organisational impact of that in terms of results.

Robert Quigley

Technology Director


Rob joined Sun Strategy in 2009 after a decade running outsource offshore technical service desks for the telecommunications industry. Rob oversees our software development, IT service management, and IT infrastructure to ensure that Sun Strategy uses the latest tech advancements to bring savings to our customers in both efficiency and cost.