Tate & Lyle PLC has announced John Cheung will join the Board as a non-executive director and a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees on 1 January 2021.
Currently executive director of nutrition group China Feihe Limited, John Cheung joins the Board of Tate & Lyle PLC as a non-executive director and a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees on 1 January 2021.
John Cheung (Photo: Tate & Lyle)
Mr Cheung brings a breadth of food and beverage experience with a deep understanding of markets in Asia, particularly in China. In a career spanning 30 years in the fields of nutrition, food and beverages, he has served as President for Wyeth Nutrition Global, having previously served as Nestlé Group’s leader in China and earlier held senior roles with Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble.
After nearly nine years on the Board, the Company also announces that non-executive director, Dr Ajai Puri, will retire on 31st March 2021.
Dr Gerry Murphy, Chairman of Tate & Lyle, said: “I am delighted that John has agreed to join the Board. His appointment recognises the importance of the Asia Pacific region to Tate & Lyle’s growth and development. His substantial experience in the Chinese and broader Asian food and beverage industry will be of significant benefit to the Board.
"I also thank Dr Puri for his nine years of dedicated service and significant contribution to the Board and, in particular, for his time as Chairman of our Research Advisory Group. Ajai’s wisdom, technological insights and management experience have been exceptionally valuable as Tate & Lyle has evolved into a global, science-led food ingredient business.”
There are no further disclosures to be made in connection with Mr Cheung’s appointment pursuant to paragraph 9.6.13 of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Listing Rules.
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