2 Sisters Food Group appoints Martyn Fletcher as Chief Operating Officer of Protein
2 Sisters Food Group (‘2 Sisters’), the UK’s largest food manufacturer, has appointed Martyn Fletcher to the newly-created role of Chief Operating Officer, Protein. He joins on 4th April 2016.
Martyn will have management responsibility for operations across the Group’s protein sites in the UK and will report directly to Ranjit Singh, CEO of 2 Sisters.
He brings a wealth of experience to the role from the retail and consumer sector, having spent over 30 years at Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc (‘Morrisons’), where he was most recently Group Retail Director.
Joining in 1985, Martyn became Purchasing Director in 1995 and Production Director in 2002, responsible for the food manufacturing operation, before being appointed as Group Manufacturing Director in 2007. He joined Morrisons Management Board in October 2010 and was responsible for the Group’s unique vertically integrated food manufacturing model, acting as CEO for the company’s 10 manufacturing subsidiaries.
Ranjit Singh, 2 Sisters Food Group CEO, said: “We are delighted to welcome someone of Martyn’s calibre and expertise to 2 Sisters Food Group. Martyn was instrumental in the implementation of Morrisons vertically integrated supply chain and has driven a number of successful productivity initiatives. He has a strong track record in delivering change and innovation in what is a highly competitive retail environment, something which will be important for our business and for the Protein division specifically, as we further align our poultry business with the needs of our customers.”
Martyn Fletcher added: “I have spent many years working with Ranjit and the team at 2 Sisters and have always had a high opinion of the business, in particular the scale of ambition and the Group’s ability to adapt quickly and respond to change and opportunities. It is great to be joining at what is a very exciting time for the business and I look forward to working with a strong group of colleagues as we continue to drive the business forward.”
The Protein division is the anchor of 2 Sisters’ business. At end of 2015, the Group launched a £150m investment programme in the Group’s UK Poultry Business, which phased over three years, will create a world-class and industry leading estate for poultry manufacturing.
On 16 March 2016, 2 Sisters reported an increase in like-for-like sales to £800.1m and profit before tax of £20.3m for the second quarter of its financial year. A full copy of the announcement can be accessed on the Group’s Investor Relations section of this website.