London / UK. (tl) Tate + Lyle PLC, a leading global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, announces that Paul Forman has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees with effect from 01 January 2015. Paul is Group Chief Executive of Coats PLC, a leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business. Prior to joining Coats in 2009, he was Group Chief Executive of Low + Bonar PLC, a global performance materials group, and was previously Managing Director at Unipart International, a leading European automotive aftermarket supplier. Paul also served as a non-executive director at Brammer PLC from 2006 to 2010. The Company further announces that Liz Airey, currently Chairman of the Audit Committee, will become Senior Independent Director and Anne Minto will assume the chairmanship of the Remuneration Committee with effect from 01 January 2015, after Robert Walker steps down from the Board following the completion of his term of appointment on 31 December 2014. Douglas Hurt will succeed Liz Airey as Chairman of the Audit Committee with effect from 01 March 2015 and will also replace her as a member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee from that date. Sir Peter Gershon, Chairman of Tate + Lyle, said «I am delighted that Paul has agreed to join the Board. His wide experience of managing international businesses, developing business-to-business customer and market-led strategies, and commercialising innovation pipelines will be of significant benefit to the Board. I would also like to thank Robert for his nine years of exemplary service and significant contribution to the Board and the Remuneration Committee at a critical period in the Group´s transformation».