Tate & Lyle welcomes new innovation lead

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Victoria Spadaro Grant joins Tate & Lyle as President, Innovation and Commercial Development.

Victoria Spadaro Grant

London, UK, 5 November 2020: Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, is pleased to announce that Victoria Spadaro Grant has joined the Company as its new President, Innovation and Commercial Development. Victoria will also be a member of Tate & Lyle’s Executive Committee.

Victoria will lead Tate & Lyle’s global approach to product application and technical services, and scientific, nutrition and regulatory affairs, as well as delivering the company’s R&D strategy in partnership with global business divisions and external innovation partners.

Victoria joins Tate & Lyle from Barilla, the Italian multinational food company, where she has been Chief Global Research Development and Quality Officer since 2014. During her career, Victoria has held senior R&D roles with leading food and beverage brands including Mars Chocolate, Kraft Heinz and PepsiCo.

Victoria takes on this role from Andrew Taylor who is now leading Tate & Lyle’s new region of Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

Nick Hampton, Chief Executive said: “Innovation is central to our growth strategy and so we are delighted to welcome someone of Victoria’s experience and quality to Tate & Lyle. Her extensive R&D knowledge and strong customer-facing expertise will be of great benefit to us as we look to deliver on our growth ambitions.”

Victoria Spadaro Grant, President, Innovation & Commercial Development said: “I am thrilled to be joining Tate & Lyle and excited about the challenges that lie ahead. Tate & Lyle is a company with a rich history of innovation, and has many talented scientists, and I look forward to working with Nick and the team to take the Company to the next stage of its development.”

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About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle PLC is a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions. 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, mouthfeel and fibre fortification, our Food & Beverage Solutions business develops solutions which reduce sugar, calories and fat, add fibre, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, soups, sauces and dressings. Our Primary Products business produces nutritive sweeteners, industrial starches used in paper and packaging, acidulants and products used for animal nutrition.

We have around 4,400 employees working in more than 60 locations across 30 countries. Tate & Lyle’s purpose is Improving Lives for Generations and through 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 2021, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.8 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on TwitterLinkedin or Facebook.