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2 Sisters to restructure leadership

2 Sisters to restructure leadership

The Birmingham-based company, 2 Sisters, has announced that it is to make changes to the structure of its leadership. 

As part of the plans, two new roles are set to be created; chief operating officer (COO) of protein and a COO of chilled, ambient and frozen, both of which will report to chief executive Ranjit Boparan.

The firm's current procurement and supply chain director, Chris Walker, has been given the responsibility of the chilled, ambient and frozen role, and will also retain his current role.

Divisional managing directors Aart Voets, who is in charge of European poultry, Steve Ellis (UK and 2 Sisters poultry), Jose Peralta (red meat) and Olivier Goudineau (added value) will all eventually report to the new COO.

Mr Boparan said: "As our business grows, I am keen to ensure we have a team that is responsive to our customers' needs and is shaped in a way that is fit for the future.

"Therefore, I am making these changes to the senior leadership team because it strengthens the business and puts the customer even closer to the heart of everything we do. These new roles will help give greater focus to our operational delivery and bring additional expertise within our product categories."

He added that the promotion of Mr Walker was well deserved and that he would bring much to the role due to his 32-year long career.

Mr Walker started his time working for supermarket chain Asda before spending nearly two decades at Morrisons, where he worked as senior trading director for fresh foods at Morrisons and played an important part in developing the firm's vertical integration manufacturing model.

It comes on the back of the news that the company is due to close one of its poultry processing plants in East Anglia.

The site in Haughley Park, Suffolk, is used by supermarkets for roasting chickens and was only bought by the company in 2005.

Its closure has been ordered due to it being no longer commercially viable.


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