Group CEO, SHS Group

Elaine was appointed CEO of SHS Group in 2015. The SHS Group has been operating in Northern Ireland for over 40 years and has grown its turnover to c.£550m, employing over 1,000 people throughout the UK and Ireland. The Group owns brands such as WKD, Shloer, bottlegreen, Meridian nut butters and Zip firelighters and also distributes a portfolio of well-known brands including Colgate, Nurofen, Finish, Jordans, Tunnocks and Mars Drinks. In addition the Group is the largest supplier of own label Herbs & Spices and Condiments in the UK.

Prior to joining SHS, Elaine held management and leadership roles in Europe, the USA and South Pacific for Colgate Palmolive and was Managing Director of PZ Cussons UK & Area Director for PZ Cussons Africa, leading operations in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya.