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

Paul joined Sun Strategy in 1989 and over the next ten years progressed from technical support to the position of production manager, adding the responsibility for information technology and client services before becoming an associate director in 1998 and operations director in 2000.

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.

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 several years 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.

Ashley Finney

Head of Regulatory

Ashley re-joined the business in January 2017 as a Senior Regulatory Manager within the Sun Strategy team, having previously worked as a Regulatory Adviser for 6 years up until 2012.

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.

Daryl Lamb

Senior Regulatory Manager

Daryl joined the Sun Strategy legal division in 2012 as senior regulatory manager. Daryl has over 20 years’ experience in retail, manufacturing and catering industries and an excellent record dealing with retailer specification systems from the UK and mainland Europe.