Tate & Lyle appoints President of Innovation and Development

Victoria joins from Barilla, the Italian multinational food company, where she was Chief Global Research Development and Quality Officer since 2014

Tate & Lyle has announced Victoria Spadaro Grant has joined the company as President, Innovation and Commercial Development. She will also be a member of the company’s Executive Committee.

Victoria will lead the company’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.

She has held senior R&D roles with brands including Mars Chocolate, Kraft Heinz and PepsiCo.

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

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.”