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Javed Ahmed, Chief Executive

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Joined the Board as Chief Executive in October 2009. Javed has extensive international experience from a wide variety of senior commercial and management roles. He started his career with Procter & Gamble and then spent five years with Bain & Co. before joining Benckiser (later Reckitt Benckiser plc) in 1992 where he gained significant experience of international consumer goods markets and held positions including Senior Vice President, Northern Europe; President, North America; Executive Vice President, North America, Australia and New Zealand; and Executive Vice President, Europe.

Javed is a member of the Nominations Committee.

Matthew Wineinger, President, Bulk Ingredients

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Matthew joined Tate & Lyle in March 2008 as President, Tate & Lyle Food and Industrial Ingredients Americas. A graduate of Kansas State University, Matthew studied Animal Science and Industry and started his career in the Food Products Division at Procter & Gamble. He has since had several roles including Director of Retail Programs for the National Livestock and Meat Board, located in Chicago, IL, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Gargiulo Farms, a division of Monsanto and Director of Retail Public Relations for Posilacâ„¢, again a division of Monsanto. In 2002 Matthew was appointed President of Global Sales, Marketing and Research & Development for Cargill Meat Solutions in Wichita, Kansas. And prior to joining Tate & Lyle, Matthew was President of Australian Meat Holdings, a division of Swift and Co. just outside of Brisbane, Australia. In June 2010 Matthew was appointed President, Bulk Ingredients.

Gabriella Parisse, President, Innovation and Commercial Development

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Gabriella joined Tate & Lyle from Johnson & Johnson as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing in 2012. Prior to Tate & Lyle, Gabriella held various senior positions in strategic marketing and general management for various international markets and brands at Johnson & Johnson including Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Italy, and Vice President Skincare for Europe, Africa and Middle East. She holds a degree in Statistics from La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. In 2009 she was awarded the title Cavaliere del Lavoro (Order of Merit for Labour) by the President of the Italian Republic. May 2014 she was appointed President, Innovation and Commercial Development.

Olivier Rigaud, President, Speciality Food Ingredients

Olivier joined Amylum in 1988 as sales manager in France. A graduate of Chemistry from University Aix-Marseille, Olivier has held various management positions in Belgium including Industrial products, Liquid Sweeteners and alcohol sales. On Tate & Lyle's acquisition of Amylum, Olivier became Vice President Food Ingredients, in charge of reshaping the European portfolio and expanding the EU Sucralose business. He has led the recent acquisitions of Cesalpinia Foods and G. C. HAHN & Co. and in July 2001 was appointed President, Food & Industrial Ingredients, Europe. In June 2010, he was appointed President, Speciality Food Ingredients.

Sir Peter Gershon, Chairman

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Joined the Board as an independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman Designate in February 2009. Appointed Chairman in July 2009. Sir Peter has broad business experience gained in large and complex international organisations and has held various leadership roles in the UK private and public sector. He was formerly Chairman of Premier Farnell plc; Chief Executive of the Office of Government Commerce; and Managing Director of Marconi Electronic Systems. Currently Chairman of National Grid plc, a member of the UK Defence Academy Advisory Board and a member of HM Government Efficiency Board.

Sir Peter is the Chairman of the Nominations Committee and a member of the CR and Remuneration Committees.

Tim Lodge - Chief Financial Officer

Joined the Board in December 2008 as Group Finance Director. Tim joined the Group in 1988 has held a number of senior operational and financial roles, 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 a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.