Boparan Holdings Ltd. (BHL), the parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, is announcing changes to its non-executive board.

Non-Executive Director Alex Russo will be leaving the business on June 30, as he will be focusing full-time on his executive role commitments. Russo also chaired the audit committee at BHL since May 2019.

Joining the board is former Co-op Chief Finance Officer Ian Ellis.

Ellis joined the Co-op in 2015, and spent four years at the business before retiring from the CFO role. He has held a number of senior finance positions at Morrisons and Northern Foods Plc, and he was also previously CFO for Wilko. Ellis is also a member of the Board of Governors at Nottingham Trent University.

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.”


Ellis, who joins the board with immediate effect, will serve as a non-executive director and will also chair the audit Committee.

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

Ellis said: “2 Sisters Food Group is a fantastic organization 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.”

2 Sisters Food Group, according to the Poultry International Top Companies survey, is the largest poultry company in the United Kingdom, and the seventh largest poultry producer in Europe.