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Dawn Allen Appointed Chief Financial Officer of Tate & Lyle

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Dawn Allen Appointed Chief Financial Officer of Tate & Lyle

Dawn Allen Appointed Chief Financial Officer of Tate & Lyle
February 10
11:05 2022
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Tate & Lyle PLC has announced the appointment of Dawn Allen (pictured) to the position of Chief Financial Officer, and to the Board of Tate & Lyle, with effect from 16 May 2022. Dawn Allen joins Tate & Lyle from Mars, Incorporated where she has been Global CFO & VP, Global Transformation since 2020. Prior to that, during a 25-year career at Mars, she has held a number of senior financial roles in Europe and the US including Global Divisional CFO, Food, Drinks and Multisales and Regional CFO Wrigley Americas.

Nick Hampton, Chief Executive of Tate & Lyle, said: “I am delighted to welcome Dawn to Tate & Lyle. With over two decades of experience in the global food industry and a proven track record of financial leadership, Dawn is an outstanding addition to our executive team. I very much look forward to working with her and continuing to drive our growth agenda as Tate & Lyle enters a new chapter as a focused global food and beverage solutions business.”

Gerry Murphy, Chairman, said: “Dawn’s extensive financial, commercial and international experience will be of great value to Tate & Lyle and she is a very welcome addition to our Board.”

Dawn Allen, 53, started her career in 1991 working for the auditing firm EY based in the UK. In 1995, she joined Courtaulds plc in their Corporate Finance department before moving to Mars, Incorporated in 1997 initially to work as Europe Confectionery Finance Manager spending some time based in the Netherlands. She returned to the UK in 2000 taking on Sales Finance and Financial Controller roles before being appointed as Country CFO Mars Chocolate UK in 2007.

In 2013 she moved to Chicago to act as Regional CFO Wrigley Americas before moving back to London in 2016 to take on the role of Global Divisional CFO, Food, Drinks and Multisales. Then, in 2020, she was appointed to her current position at Mars of Global CFO & VP, Global Transformation.

Dawn is also a Non-Executive Director of Tasty Bite Eatables Ltd, a public company based in India. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Bath University, UK, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

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