Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, announced that Victoria Spadaro Grant has joined the company as its new president, innovation and commercial development. Spadaro Grant will also be a member of Tate & Lyle’s executive committee.
Spadaro Grant will lead Tate & Lyle’s global approach to product application and technical services, and scientific, nutrition and regulatory affairs, as well as delivering the company’s R&D strategy in partnership with global business divisions and external innovation partners. 
Spadaro Grant joins Tate & Lyle from Barilla, the Italian multinational food company, where she has been chief global research development and quality officer since 2014. During her career, Spadaro Grant has held senior R&D roles with leading food and beverage brands including Mars Chocolate, Kraft Heinz and PepsiCo.  
Spadaro Grant takes on this role from Andrew Taylor who is now leading Tate & Lyle’s new region of Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.