The board of Boparan Holdings, the holding company of 2 Sisters Food Group, comprises of a president, a chairman, executive directors and non-executive directors.
President of Boparan Holdings Limited
Ranjit is President of Boparan Holdings Limited. He founded the business in 1993 and has more than 25 years’ experience in the food industry. Ranjit is particularly skilled at growing businesses, both organically and through acquisition. Notable acquisitions include Northern Foods and Brookes Avana in 2011. Ranjit and his wife Baljinder Boparan are the sole shareholders of Boparan Holdings, the holding company for 2 Sisters Food Group.
Chief Executive Officer
A Dutch national, Ronald has over 20 years of experience at global FMCG companies. Ronald joined Procter & Gamble in 1996 and held various marketing and commercial roles in North America and Europe. In 2002 he moved to Nestle in Switzerland and after several GM roles in the dairy sector, became Nestle CEO and market head for the business in Austria and Slovenia in 2009. Ronald joined Muller as UK CEO in 2012, leading the turnaround and transformation of the business, and was subsequently appointed Global CEO in 2015.
Chief Finance Officer
A graduate of the Said Business School, Craig started his career as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and then had commercial finance roles with Whitbread and Tesco, before joining 2 Sisters in 2010, becoming Finance Director, UK Poultry in 2012. He played a major role in the £346m acquisition of Northern Foods in 2011 and the £80m acquisition of the UK-arm of Vion Foods in 2013. He left 2 Sisters in 2016 to start online home delivery meals business Thyme, of which Craig is still a director, but now operates with a new management team. He re-joined 2 Sisters in April 2018 as Finance Director, UK & Ireland.
Baljinder Boparan founded the business with her husband Ranjit in 1993. Together they are the sole shareholders of Boparan Holdings, the holding company for 2 Sisters Food Group. Baljinder also plays a major role as a trustee of the Boparan Charitable Trust- raising significant sums to help disabled and disadvantaged children throughout the UK.
As Chairman of the Board, Richard brings a wealth of experience to the role from a range of retail and consumer business sectors. He joined the Co-op Group in 2013 as CFO, and was appointed CEO the following year, leading a successful transformation and turnaround of the business. His previous executive roles include Board positions at Morrison’s supermarkets, the RAC, Bulmers and J D Wetherspoon. He is also Chairman of Howdens Joinery and On the Beach.
Ian Ellis is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee. Ian has a strong 30-year track record in retail and food businesses with considerable experience at Board level at large organisations. He joined the Co-op in 2015 and spent four years at the business before retiring from the Chief Financial Officer role. He has held a number of senior finance positions at Morrisons and Northern Foods Plc, and he was also previously CFO of Wilko. Ian is a member of the Board of Governors at Nottingham Trent University.
Non Executive Director
David is a non-executive director, a member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Safety & Governance Committee. From 2000 to 2009 David was Group Director of Technology at Marks & Spencer. He is a visiting professor in the Centre for Food Security at the University of Reading, Chartered Scientist and President of the Institute of Food Science and Technology. He is also Chairman of food safety and compliance specialist Acoura, Trustee and past Chairman of the British Nutrition Foundation Ltd and a non-executive director of British Retail Consortium Trading Ltd.