Tate & Lyle names Gerry Murphy chairman-designate
Mr. Murphy will join the Board on January 1, 2017 and will be named chairman on April 1, 2017.
Mr. Murphy has been a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone's Private Equity group and Chairman of its principal European entity since 2008.
Mr. Murphy is also Chairman of Invest Europe, the Brussels-based industry association representing Europe's private equity, venture capital and infrastructure firms and their investors.
Before joining Blackstone in 2008, he was CEO of Kingfisher plc (2003 to 2008) and previously CEO of Carlton Communications plc (2000 to 2003), Exel plc (1995 to 2000) and Greencore plc (1991 to 1995).
Earlier in his career, Mr. Murphy held senior operating and corporate positions with Grand Metropolitan plc (now Diageo plc) in Ireland, the UK and the USA.
Mr. Murphy is a non-executive director of British American Tobacco plc and Intertrust NV and has previously served on the boards of Merlin Entertainments plc, Reckitt Benckiser plc, Abbey National plc and Novar plc.
Mr. Murphy was educated in Ireland and received his PhD in food technology from University College Cork and MBS in marketing from University College Dublin.