Susan Murray is a non executive director of the Compass Group and chairs its corporate social responsibility committee.
A former chairman of paper and paint business Farrow and Ball, Murray has held non-executive roles at Britain’s fourth largest supermarket Morrisons, drinks firm Pernod Ricard, Imperial Tobacco, Enterprise Inns and healthcare products manufacturer SSL International.
Murray was also chief executive of Littlewoods Stores and is the former worldwide president and chief executive of The Pierre Smirnoff Company.
Beverage can manufacturer
Also joining the 2 Sisters Food Group board is Ros Rivaz, currently non-executive director of beverage can manufacturer Rexam, where she also chairs the remuneration committee.
Previously chief technical and operations officer at medical firm Smith & Nephew, Rivaz’s earlier career had strong food and drink industry connections. Her curriculum vitae lists senior executive supply chain roles roles at Premier Foods, Tate & Lyle, Diageo and ICI.
She is currently a non-executive director for the government sponsored Your Life Campaign and is deputy chair of Southampton University.
2 Sisters chairman Lord Allen welcomed both new board members.
‘Experience of distribution’
Two new non exec directors
- Susan Murray, non-executive director Compass Group
- Ros Rivaz, non-executive director Rexam
“Susan is a seasoned non-executive director with a great track record in consumer oriented businesses. In addition, she has built broad experience of distribution, and marketing of consumer products,” said Allen.
He also praised Rivaz’s supply chain experience. “Ros’s diverse and dynamic background will also be a big asset. She has global supply chain expertise and offers experience of a variety of sectors, including chemicals, food and drink.”
Ceo of 2 Sisters Ranjit Singh added: “I am delighted that Susan and Ros have decided to join the business. They both bring a wealth of experience and their expertise will be invaluable as we continue to build a better business.”
Both appointments are effective from August 1 and both will join 2 Sisters’ Audit and Remuneration Committees.
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