Investor Relations

Corporate Governance

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

The Board currently comprises three executive directors and one non-executive director. 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.

Audit Committee

The audit committee is chaired by Keith Lassman. 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, Keith Lassman is 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.

Remuneration Committee

The remuneration committee comprises of Keith Lassman (Non-Executive Chairman)

Internal Controls

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.

Click here to view the company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association

Board of Directors

Keith Lassman (Non Executive)
Daniel Jonny Plant (Joint Chief Executive Officer)
Samuel Kaye (Joint Chief Executive Officer)
Mayuri Vachhani (Finance Director)

Secretary and Registered Office

Keith Lassman
Tasty plc
32 Charlotte Street

Audit Committee

Keith Lassman (Non Executive Chairman)

Director Biographies

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 – Joint 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.

Samuel Kaye – Joint Chief Executive Officer
Sam studied catering at Westminster College, London and in 1993, founded ASK Central plc with his brother Adam. The first ASK restaurant was opened at Haverstock Hill in 1993. ASK Central plc was sold in 2004.

Sam has responsibility for central kitchen and menu development and devising new concepts or brands. He also deals with suppliers with regard to negotiation of terms for food and drink purchases.

Mayuri Vachhani – Finance Director

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.



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Information on this section of the website was last updated on 3rd April 2020.