Tate & Lyle PLC has announced the appointment of Lauren von Stackelberg as its new chief equity, diversity and inclusion officer, effective 19 April.
She will lead the development of Tate & Lyle's equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategy and oversee the development of policies and programmes to create an inclusive and diverse culture and workforce.
A 'Compassionate Leader'
CEO of Tate & Lyle, Nick Hampton, welcomed von Stackelberg to the company and said, "She is a proven and compassionate leader of change, and I look forward to working with her to build a culture where all people, regardless of their backgrounds, can be themselves and reach their full potential.
"This is core to our values and at the very heart of our purpose. With the creation of this new role and Lauren's appointment, we are committing to making meaningful and positive change at Tate & Lyle over the long-term."
Strong Track Record
Von Stackelberg has a strong track record of leading and delivering transformational change across various sectors, including technology, travel and financial services.
Most recently, she served as the global head of inclusion and diversity for Expedia Group.
She is also the founder of a micro-fund in Ghana and a member of a steering committee of a consortium for pay equity.
Commenting on her new role, von Stackelberg said that it was an honour to join Tate & Lyle and "catalyse change" in the company, the industry, and the world.
"The world is attuned to the power and potential of equity, diversity and inclusion, and it is our opportunity and obligation to transform this pivotal moment into a lasting movement. Tate & Lyle's purpose of improving lives for generations resonated with me for precisely this reason," she added.
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