Berry Global Group, Inc., a leading supplier of packaging solutions for consumer goods and industrial products, announced the appointment of Meredith Harper to its Board of Directors.
As a result of Berry’s existing focus on Board refreshment efforts, the Company will appoint Meredith Harper as an independent director following the 2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “2023 Annual Meeting”). Ms. Harper is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer of Synchrony Financial. She will succeed Paula Sneed, who has reached Berry’s director retirement age and chosen to retire from the Board.
“We are pleased to strengthen our Board by adding Meredith Harper, who possesses a strong expertise in areas such as corporate governance and cybersecurity,” said Tom Salmon, Chairman and CEO, Berry Global.
Meredith Harper has been Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer of Synchrony Financial since June 2022. She leads a multi-national team responsible for Security Operations, Incident Response, Identity & Access Management, Application Security, IS Risk Management, and IS Tools & Technology. Prior to joining Synchrony Financial, Ms. Harper served as the Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer for Eli Lilly & Company from August 2018 to June 2022. Prior to joining Eli Lilly & Company, Ms. Harper served as Vice President, Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer at Henry Ford Health System from 2002 to August 2018. Ms. Harper has a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and a Masters in Health Service Administration from the University of Detroit Mercy, and a Masters of Jurisprudence in Health Law from the Loyola Chicago School of Law.