Nick Hampton

Nick Hampton

Chief Executive Officer, Tate & Lyle
London

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In Conversation: Nick Hampton

Nick Hampton is the CEO of Tale & Lyle PLC, a B2B food and drink ingredients supplier, specialising in solutions that lower sugar, fat and calories, increase fibre, and add texture.

Nick Hampton is the CEO of Tale & Lyle PLC, a global food and drink ingredients supplier.

Career Overview

Nick Hampton is the CEO of Tale & Lyle PLC, a B2B food and drink ingredients supplier, specialising in solutions that lower sugar, fat and calories, increase fibre, and add texture.

Tate & Lyle PLC is a separate business to Tate and Lyle Sugars, having sold its sugar division in 2010. A global business that is headquartered in the UK, Tate & Lyle has more than 60 production facilities, laboratories, and offices in around 30 countries. 

As CEO, a position which he has held since 2018, Hampton leads the business’ global workforce of 4,200 people. He has been with Tate & Lyle since the year 2014, when he joined as chief financial officer.

In December 2020, Hampton appeared on a Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland podcast, discussing the importance of leadership and the impact it has had on his career to date.

Education & Early Career

Having graduated the University of Oxford with an MA in Chemistry in 1989, Hampton launched his career with Monitor Company as a management consultant. He would remain there until 1994, when he joined PepsiCo. His first major step into the corporate world came in the year 2005, when he was appointed chief financial officer of PepsiCo in the UK. 

Climbing the corporate ladder

Following a successful three years in the role of PepsiCo's UK finance chief, Hampton was appointed PepsiCo’s chief of finance for Europe in 2008, a position which he held until 2013. Between 2012 and 2014, Hampton sat as PepsiCo’s West Europe and SVP commercial sector president.

Pastures new

After twenty years with PepsiCo, Hampton made the move to Tate & Lyle, beginning as chief financial officer before being appointed CEO, the role he holds to date.

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