The parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, Boparan Holdings, has announced changes to its non-executive board with the appointment of Ian Ellis as chief financial officer.

Ellis, who also spent four years at the Co-op as its chief financial officer, has held a number of senior finance positions at Morrisons and Northern Foods Plc and was also CFO for Wilko. He is also a member of the Board of Governors at Nottingham Trent University.

Non-executive director Alex Russo will be leaving the business on 30th June in order to work full time in his executive role. Russo has chaired the Audit Committee at BHL since May 2019.

Having joined the Board with immediate effect, Ellis will now serve as a non-executive director and chair the Audit Committee.

Richard Pennycook, chairman of BHL, said: “I would like to thank Alex for his service over the past year and wish him well in his future career.

“We also welcome Ian Ellis who has a long career in retail and food businesses and we are very pleased to have him join the BHL board. Ian has a very strong track record and I know he’ll add substantial insight and value to our business.”

Ranjit Singh, president of BHL, added: “Ian joins at a very exciting time for the business and I look forward to working with him closely.”

Ian Ellis said: “2 Sisters Food Group is a fantastic organisation in the food production sector and I really admire how Ranjit and his team have grown and diversified the business over the years.

“I welcome the opportunity to join the Board as the business continues its successful transformation.”