Executive management 

Javed Ahmed

Chief Executive

Joined the Board as Chief Executive in October 2009. Javed has extensive international experience from a wide variety of senior commercial and management roles. He started his career with Procter & Gamble and then spent five years with Bain & Co. before joining Benckiser (later Reckitt Benckiser plc) in 1992 where he gained significant experience of international consumer goods markets and held positions including Senior Vice President, Northern Europe; President, North America; Executive Vice President, North America, Australia and New Zealand; and Executive Vice President, Europe.

Javed is a member of the Nominations Committee.

Nick Hampton

Chief Financial Officer

Joined the Board in September 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. Nick started his career in 1989 with the management consultancy firm, Monitor, where he spent five years. In 1994, Nick joined PepsiCo where he spent a number of years in strategy and planning roles in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. After a period serving in procurement and logistics, in 2002 he was appointed Vice President, Operations for Walkers Snack Foods. In 2004, he was appointed Vice President Operations for PepsiCo UK and Ireland, and in 2005 added the role of Chief Financial Officer for the same area. In 2008, he became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Europe, a position he held until 2013 when he was appointed PepsiCo’s President West Europe Region and Senior Vice President Commercial, Europe. Nick holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from St. John’s College, Oxford University.

Rob Luijten

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Rob joined Tate & Lyle as Executive Vice President, Human Resources in February 2010. He began his career with Inamed Corporation (now part of Allergan Inc), a global medical device company. Rob then spent ten years with GE Plastics (now SABIC Innovative Plastics) where he held a number of senior Human Resources roles in both Europe and Asia, including five years based in Shanghai as GE Plastics' Human Resources Director, Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Tate & Lyle, Rob was Human Resources Director for Africa, Middle East and Asia for BG Group PLC. He holds a Masters degree in Human Resource Studies from Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Robert Gibber

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

A solicitor, Robert joined Tate & Lyle in 1990 as a commercial lawyer. He previously worked for City law firms Wilde Sapte and Herbert Oppenheimer. He graduated from Wadham College, Oxford in Oriental Studies (Chinese) in 1984. He was appointed General Counsel in 1997 and was Company Secretary from 2001 to July 2012.

Gabriella Parisse

President, Innovation and Commercial Development

Gabriella joined Tate & Lyle from Johnson & Johnson as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing in 2012. Prior to Tate & Lyle, Gabriella held various senior positions in strategic marketing and general management for various international markets and brands at Johnson & Johnson including Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Italy, and Vice President Skincare for Europe, Africa and Middle East. She holds a degree in Statistics from La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. In 2009 she was awarded the title Cavaliere del Lavoro (Order of Merit for Labour) by the President of the Italian Republic. May 2014 she was appointed President, Innovation and Commercial Development.

Matt Wineinger

President, Bulk Ingredients

Matthew joined Tate & Lyle in March 2008 as President, Tate & Lyle Food and Industrial Ingredients Americas. A graduate of Kansas State University, Matthew studied Animal Science and Industry and started his career in the Food Products Division at Procter & Gamble. He has since had several roles including Director of Retail Programs for the National Livestock and Meat Board, located in Chicago, IL, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Gargiulo Farms, a division of Monsanto and Director of Retail Public Relations for Posilac™, again a division of Monsanto. In 2002 Matthew was appointed President of Global Sales, Marketing and Research & Development for Cargill Meat Solutions in Wichita, Kansas. And prior to joining Tate & Lyle, Matthew was President of Australian Meat Holdings, a division of Swift and Co. just outside of Brisbane, Australia. In June 2010 Matthew was appointed President, Bulk Ingredients.