Company Announcements

Directorate Change

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M. P. Evans Group PLC
27 July 2022


("the Group" or "M.P.Evans")



The board of M.P.Evans Group PLC ("the board"), the producer of sustainable Indonesian palm oil, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tanya Ashton as an independent non-executive director. She joins the board with effect from 1 August 2022. Tanya is the head of sustainability at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Global Sourcing, Europe ("WBA") and a board member of The Sustainability Consortium, a global not-for-profit organisation committed to increasing sustainability in consumer products. Tanya has 18 years' experience working in ESG roles, having held senior positions at Silver Spoon British Sugar plc, part of Associated British Foods, prior to joining WBA.


Tanya's roles in the food, beauty and healthcare sectors have included procurement of ingredients and commodities including palm oil, and she has always been committed to sustainable sourcing.  This has been recognised through her frequently being invited to speak at sustainability events and awards for her continued contribution, most recently being recognised as an Exemplar in The Manufacturers Top 100 alumni 2021.


Peter Hadsley-Chaplin, executive chairman of the Group, said:


"We are delighted to be welcoming Tanya as a new independent non-executive director. In line with the Group's strategy, we continue to recognise the fundamental importance of acting responsibly, including having sustainable practices at the heart of what the Group does. Tanya's insights and experience will be invaluable in this area as the Group continues to grow and develop, and to respond positively to changing practices and disclosure expectations."


The following information is disclosed pursuant to rule 17 and paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies:


In the previous five years, Tanya Ashton, age 51, who does not have a shareholding in M.P.Evans, has been, and continues to be, a director of The Sustainability Consortium. There is no further information required to be disclosed under Rule 17 or Schedule Two (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.


27 July 2022



M.P. Evans Group PLC

Telephone: 01892 516333

Peter Hadsley-Chaplin - chairman

Matthew Coulson - chief executive

Peel Hunt LLP (Nomad and joint broker)

Telephone: 020 7418 8900

Dan Webster, Andrew Clark, Lalit Bose

finnCap (Joint broker)

Telephone: 020 7220 0500

Tim Redfern, Harriet Ward

Hudson Sandler (Financial PR)

Telephone:  020 7796 4133

Charlie Jack, Francis Kerrigan



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