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Tate & Lyle PLC (the “Company”) announces that Kimberly (Kim) Nelson will join the Board as a non-executive director and a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees on 1 July 2019.

9 May 2019 

Tate & Lyle PLC


Kim Nelson

Tate & Lyle PLC (the “Company”) announces that Kimberly (Kim) Nelson will join the Board as a non-executive director and a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees on 1 July 2019. Kim brings extensive experience and knowledge of the food and beverage industry to the Board having worked for General Mills Inc. for nearly 30 years. During her career at General Mills, she held a number of senior brand and general management roles before becoming Senior Vice President, External Relations in 2010.  Kim retired from General Mills Inc. in 2018. She is a US citizen.

The following changes to the Board and Board Committees will take effect at the conclusion of the Company’s AGM on 25 July 2019:


  • Douglas Hurt will retire from the Board, having served as a non-executive director since March 2010, as the Chair of the Audit Committee since March 2015 and as Senior Independent Director since January 2017.
  • Warren Tucker is appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee.
  • Paul Forman is appointed as Senior Independent Director.

Board Committees

  • Dr Ajai Puri will step down from the Remuneration Committee and join the Audit Committee.
  • Sybella Stanley will step down from the Audit Committee and join the Remuneration Committee.
  • Paul Forman will step down from the Remuneration Committee.

Dr Gerry Murphy, Chairman of Tate & Lyle, said: “I am delighted that Kim has agreed to join the Board. Her appointment recognises the importance of the US to Tate & Lyle, in terms of our customers, operations and employees. Her substantial experience in the food and beverage industry will be of significant benefit to the Board.”

“I would like to thank Douglas Hurt for his nine years of outstanding service and significant contribution to the Board and, in particular, for his time served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as Senior Independent Director.”

There are no further disclosures to be made in connection with Ms Nelson’s appointment pursuant to paragraph 9.6.13 of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Listing Rules. 

For more information contact Tate & Lyle PLC:

Christopher Marsh, Group VP, Investor Relations
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7257 2110 or Mobile: +44 (0) 7796 192 688

Andrew Lorenz (FTI Consulting), Media Relations 
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7269 7113 or Mobile: +44 (0) 7775 641 807

Claire-Marie O’Grady
Company Secretary
Tate & Lyle PLC

About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Food & Beverage Solutions and Primary Products, supported by the Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations teams. Food & Beverage Solutions is focused on growth by building leading positions globally in the categories of beverages, dairy, and soups, sauces and dressings. Primary Products is focused on delivering steady earnings and generating cash.

Food & Beverage Solutions consists of: Texturants, including speciality starches; Sweeteners, including low- and no-calorie sweeteners; and a Health and Wellness portfolio comprising mainly speciality fibres; and Stabilisers and Functional Systems, which are bespoke ingredient blends that ensure foods retain their structure.

Primary Products consists of high-volume sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants).  It also sells co-products from the corn milling process as animal nutrition.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2019, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.8 billion. For more information, please visit or follow Tate & Lyle on Twitter or Linkedin.