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2 Sisters owner appoints new head of finance

By Gwen Ridler

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Nigel Williams joins Boparan Holdings as group financial officer. Image: Getty
Nigel Williams joins Boparan Holdings as group financial officer. Image: Getty

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2 Sisters Food Group owner Boparan Holdings has appointed Nigel Williams to the role of group chief financial officer (CFO).

His appointment follows the departure of current group CFO Craig Tomkinson, who has decided to step down from the role after more than a decade with the company.

Williams joins Boparan Holdings from Collins Foods in Brisbane, Australia, where he also served as CFO for almost nine years. Prior to this, he spent more than nine years across a number of financial roles with high street coffee chain Starbucks.

‘Fresh challenge’

Commenting on his career with Boparan, Tomkinson said: “I believe now’s the right moment for a career break. I will take on fresh challenges after a period of recharging my batteries with my family.

“I have had an incredible journey at 2 Sisters and I’m proud to have played a role in transforming the company. The priorities when I re-joined were to improve trading performance, reduce debt and the pension deficit, strengthen financial controls and rebuild the finance team, and I’m proud of the progress made.”

Tomkinson will be officially handing over his responsibilities at the start of April, after Williams’ full induction this month. He will then focus on key projects from April until his departure from the business ins July.

‘Critical role’

Executive chairman Richard Pennycook added: “On behalf of the board, we would like to thank Craig for his significant contribution over the years and his considerable talents in helping transform 2 Sisters for the better. Craig has played a critical role in helping us to overcome some tough external challenges in recent years and setting us up for future success. We wish him and his family all the very best.

“We would also like to welcome Nigel to the Board. He has a first-class track record in financial leadership roles and we look forward to working with him in taking the business forward to the next stage of its evolution.”

Meanwhile, in other appointment news, Food Manufacture rounds up the latest appointments​ from across the food and drink industry.

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