The Board of Tasty plc is committed to good corporate governance and accordingly applies the corporate governance guidelines of the QCA Code. Follow this link, for details of how Tasty complies with the QCA Code. View Here
The Board currently comprises three executive directors and two non-executive directors. Board meetings are held on a monthly basis to review and discuss the operating and financial performance of the business and to appraise its progress against budgets and strategic plans. The Board is responsible for reviewing and approving the annual budget, together with major items of capital investment, asset acquisitions and disposals and any senior personnel appointments arising in the year.
The audit committee is chaired by Keith Lassman, and comprises Keith Lassman and Wendy Dixon. It meets at least once a year to consider the reports issued by the company’s auditors in respect of its Annual Report and Accounts and review any material issues arising from the annual audit process. A representative from the company’s external auditors will be in attendance. Executive directors may be in attendance at the meeting but only by invitation. In addition, the Committee are available to the auditors at all times to discuss such matters as and when required. The Committee is also responsible for assessing the cost effectiveness of the audit process, together with the ongoing independence of the company’s appointed auditors.
The remuneration committee comprises of Keith Lassman (Non-Executive Chairman) and Wendy Dixon, and is chaired by Keith Lassman.
The Board is responsible for establishing and maintaining the system of internal financial control of the business and places importance on maintaining a strong control environment. The system of internal control is designed to manage rather than eliminate the risk of failure to achieve business objectives.
Board of Directors
Keith Lassman (Non-Executive)
Daniel Jonny Plant (Chief Executive Officer)
Mayuri Vachhani (Chief Financial Officer)
Harald Samúelsson (Executive)
Wendy Dixon (Non-Executive)
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Keith Lassman – Non-Executive Chairman
Keith is a senior partner in the corporate finance department of London law firm, Howard Kennedy and brings considerable experience to the Board in a broad range of corporate finance transactions including acquisitions, disposals and capital raising. He is also Deputy Chairman of the EIS Association and a member of the Securities Institute.
As the senior non-executive director and Chairman, Keith is responsible for leading the Board in its discussions and deliberations.
Jonny Plant – Chief Executive Officer
Jonny is a graduate in Accounting & Finance who converted to Property, Valuation & Law at City University. He joined a London-based commercial surveying practice in 1991, qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1994 and for seven years was involved with valuation, general agency, and landlord and tenant matters. Jonny gained particular expertise in the retail and catering sectors especially through extensive restaurant acquisition for Wagamama. In 1998, Jonny joined Alan Yau and was in charge of commercial operations, new projects and property matters for the company. While there he project managed and opened numerous Thai, Chinese and dim sum restaurants.
Jonny has overall responsibility for all aspects of the day to day running of the restaurant operations and also for the longer term strategic direction of the company. He adopts a hands-on approach to expanding the business by leading the new site selection process.
Mayuri Vachhani – Chief Financial Officer
Mayuri was appointed as non-Board Finance Director to the Company in February 2018. Mayuri has over 20 years’ experience in the restaurant sector and has extensive finance and commercial experience. She has held a number of finance positions at companies including McDonald’s, ASK, Ed’s Easy Diner and Big Easy. Mayuri is a Chartered Accountant, having trained at KPMG.
Harald Samúelsson – Executive Director
Harald Samúelsson has over 20 years of experience in the UK restaurant industry. From 2000 to 2008, Harald helped grow Strada Restaurants from 4 to 54 restaurants in the UK in a senior operations position. In 2008, Harald joined Côte Restaurants as joint Managing Director, growing the group from 2 to 72 restaurants. In 2013, Harald co-led a management buy-out of Côte with CBPE Private Equity for £100m and in 2015 co-led a sale of Côte to BC Partners for £245m. During his Côte tenure, Harald was also joint Managing Director at Bill’s restaurants from 2010 to 2012. In 2016, Harald joined Honest Burgers as a Senior Advisor and set up a property development company in Spain with projects in the Valencia, Madrid and Barcelona areas.
Wendy Dixon – Non-Executive Director
Wendy spent two decades working with global brands, in a variety of leadership roles in multiple markets within the Publicis Groupe. Wendy then joined Leo Burnett in 1996 working in both North America and Europe, where she helped major brands within Disney and Procter & Gamble to develop integrated communications campaigns and managed agency revenue budgets, until 2018.
Wendy was appointed as M&C Saatchi Group’s first Chief Growth Officer in 2019 with responsibility for leading internal collaboration, building the brand of the company externally and bringing together both capabilities and talent in order for new and existing clients to grow.
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Information on this section of the website was last updated on 23rd June 2022.