Tate & Lyle PLC has announced that it has appointed two non-executive directors, with effect from 1 April. 

Lars Frederiksen and Sybella Stanley have been appointed as non-executive directors.

Sir Peter Gershon, chairman of Tate & Lyle, said: “We are delighted that Lars and Sybella have agreed to join us.

“Lars’s considerable understanding of the global food ingredients industry and Sybella’s extensive commercial and financial experience will be of great benefit to the board as we progress the delivery of the group’s strategy.”

Frederiksen was chief executive of global bioscience company Chr. Hansen Holdings. He is based in Denmark and has a portfolio of directorships.

Stanley is director of corporate finance at RELX Group plc, a multinational information and analytics company. Based in the UK, she is also a non-executive director of The Merchants Trust PLC, and a member of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills’ Industrial Development Advisory Board.

Last month, the bakery ingredients supplier said it expected full-year reported adjusted pre-tax profit to be "modestly below" last year’s full-year figures.