Board Changes 2019

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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

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About Tate & Lyle: 
Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, fortification, and texture, we develop ingredient solutions which reduce sugar, calories, and fat, add fibre and protein, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, snacks, soups, sauces, and dressings.

We have more than 3,500 employees working in around 57 locations across 39 countries. Science, Solutions, Society is our brand promise and how we will achieve our purpose of Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food. By living our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

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 2022, Tate & Lyle revenue from continuing operations totalled £1.4 billion. For more information, please visit or follow Tate & Lyle on TwitterLinkedinFacebook or YouTube