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Executive management

The Group Executive Committee oversees the development and execution of the Group’s strategy, and has overall responsibility for achieving business results.

Executive management structure

Members of the Group Executive Committee

Iain Ferguson CBE

Iain Ferguson CBE

Chief Executive

Joined the Group and was appointed Chief Executive in May 2003. Previously Iain worked for Unilever where he held a number of senior positions including Executive Chairman of Birds Eye Wall’s in 1995 and then Senior Vice President Corporate Development. He is a former Commissioner on the UK Government’s Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Food, and a former President of both the Food & Drink Federation (2006-2008) and the Institute of Grocery Distribution (2003-2004). Iain is currently Chairman of Wilton Park, a member of the UK Government’s Council of Food Policy Advisers, a member of the Institute of Grocery Distribution’s Policy Issues Council, a non-executive director of Greggs plc and Honorary Vice President of the British Nutrition Foundation. Aged 53.

Tim Lodge

Tim Lodge

Group Finance Director

Joined the Group in 1988 and joined the Board in December 2008 as Group Finance Director. Tim has held a number of senior operational and financial roles at Tate & Lyle, both in the UK and internationally, including Managing Director of Zambia Sugar; Group Financial Controller; Finance Director of the Food & Industrial Ingredients, Europe division; and Director of Investor Relations. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Aged 44.

Robert Gibber

Robert Gibber

Company Secretary & General Counsel

A solicitor, Robert joined Tate & Lyle in 1990 as a commercial lawyer. He previously worked for City law firms Wilde Sapte and Herbert Oppenheimer. He graduated from Wadham College, Oxford in Oriental Studies (Chinese) in 1984. He was appointed General Counsel in 1997 and then also Company Secretary in 2001. Aged 46.

Ian Bacon

Ian Bacon

Chief Executive, Sugars

Ian joined Tate & Lyle in November 2005 and became Chief Executive, Sugars in January 2006. He joined from Unilever where he was Vice President, Global Customer Development with responsibility for increasing sales growth across the business. A graduate of Birmingham University, Ian began his 26-year career with Unilever in 1979, holding a number of senior positions including Vice President, Operations North Africa, Middle East and Turkey; and General Manager, Birds Eye Wall’s.

Dr Bob Fisher

Dr Bob Fisher

President, Global R&D

Bob joined Tate & Lyle as Head of Global R&D in December 2006 and was appointed President Global R&D in July 2008. He joined from the International Life Science Institute, North America, where he was Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, Business Development and New Technology for John I. Haas, a leading producer and trader of hops, and before that Vice President, Research & Development, North America, for The Campbell Soup Company. Bob has a PhD in Food Science.

Karl Kramer

Karl Kramer

President, Sucralose

Karl joined Tate & Lyle in April 2008 and became President, Sucralose in June 2008. A graduate of Chemical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Karl began his career in R&D at General Foods. He then worked in brand management for Nestlé, and in international sales for the NutraSweet Kelco Division of Monsanto. Before joining Tate & Lyle, Karl held various general management roles in the flavour division of Givaudan. Karl holds an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Olivier Rigaud

Olivier Rigaud

President, Food & Industrial Ingredients, Europe

After graduating in Chemistry from University Aix-Marseille in 1988 Olivier joined Tate & Lyle (Amylum business) as a sales manager in France. He then held various management positions including in industrial products, liquid sweeteners and alcohol sales. In 2000, Olivier became Vice President Food Ingredients, Europe. In July 2008 he was appointed President, Food & Industrial Ingredients, Europe.

Matt Wineinger

Matt Wineinger

President, Food & Industrial Ingredients, Americas

Matt joined Tate & Lyle in March 2008 and became President, Food & Industrial Ingredients, Americas in July 2008. He joined from Swift and Co, where he was President of their Australian Meat Holdings division. A graduate of Kansas State University, Matt started his career in the Food Products Division at Procter & Gamble and then worked in a variety of roles for Monsanto. In 2000 he joined Cargill, becoming President of Sales, Marketing and Research & Development in 2002 for its Meat Solutions division in Kansas.

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