Ball names new chief legal officer and corporate secretary

Ball Corporation has appointed Hannah Lim-Johnson as new senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, while Charles Baker will be retiring from the positions after a 30-year career.

Lim-Johnson, 51, has held senior leadership roles at several US corporations, and has served as a deputy attorney general in New Jersey.

Chief executive Dan Fisher welcomed Lim-Johnson, saying: “Hannah brings a wealth of experience from a number of industry sectors, making her a valuable addition to our organisation as we navigate the complex and ever-evolving commercial landscapes ahead of us. She also has a passion for sustainability which aligns with our business. We are very excited to welcome Hannah to our team this month and look forward to her contributions to the organisation.”

Baker, 66, will continue to provide counsel to support the completion of the proposed aerospace deal with BAE Systems, announced last month. He joined Ball in 1993 and became general counsel in 2004.

Fisher said: “Throughout his tenure, Charles has been a cornerstone of our organisation, playing a pivotal role in our ongoing commitment to operating with uncompromising integrity and helping us to mitigate regulatory, compliance and other business risks every day and guiding us through a number of significant acquisitions and divestitures that have made us who we are today.”

Lim-Johnson will take up her post on 18 September.

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