27 August 2014
Further Board appointments at 2 Sisters Food Group
2 Sisters Food Group is pleased to announce further executive and non-executive appointments which will strengthen its Board and provide the appropriate levels of governance to support the Group’s growth plans.
Steve Henderson, currently Acting Group Finance Director, has been appointed as Group Finance Director. Steve is an Ernst & Young qualified FCA and brings a wealth of experience to the role, including over 16 years with Northern Foods plc in a variety of finance roles. He has extensive debt funding and M&A experience and strong pensions experience with the Northern Foods pension schemes.
Andrew Cripps has also been appointed to the Board as a non-executive director and Chair of the audit committee. A qualified accountant, Andrew has extensive experience within the consumer goods sector, including roles in corporate strategy, finance and mergers and acquisitions, coupled with significant non-executive and audit chair credentials across a number of international listed companies.
An Economics graduate from Trinity College, Cambridge, Andrew began his career with KPMG before spending over 20 years with Rothmans International and BAT plc. He has held a number of non-executive roles including Molins plc, Trifast plc, Helphire Group plc and Carreras Group Limited. He is currently Deputy Chairman of Swedish Match AB and a non-executive director and Chair of the audit committee of Booker Group plc.
Charles Allen, Chairman of 2 Sisters Food Group, said: ““I am delighted that we have secured Steve and Andrew’s appointment to the Board of 2 Sisters Food Group.
“Steve is an accomplished finance professional, with vast experience in the food industry and in a range of financial roles. He will play a key role in managing the financial position of the Group as we continue our growth agenda over the coming years.
“Andrew is a strong leader who has excelled in a variety of financial and non-executive roles across the consumer goods sector. He has identified,
negotiated and led a number of large scale transactions and therefore has great experience to contribute to 2 Sisters Food Group’s growth agenda. He is also an experienced audit committee chair and will bring best practice corporate governance to the Board.”
Ranjit Singh, Chief Executive of 2 Sisters Food Group, said: “I am delighted that Steve and Andrew will be working with us as we grow our business. They both bring a wealth of experience to 2 Sisters Food Group and with our vision to grow to £3 billion of sales, their experience will be integral to delivering this.”