Changes to Tate & Lyle board

John Cheung has joined the organisation as non-executive Director, while Dr Ajai Puri has retired from the same position

Tate & Lyle has announced John Cheung has joined the company’s board as a non-executive Director and a member of the audit and nominations committees as of 1 January 2021.

Previously an executive director of nutrition group China Feihe Limited, John brings food and beverage experience from Asian markets, particularly in China. 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.

Additionally, after nearly nine years on the board, 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.”