UK meat producer 2 Sisters Food Group has promoted its finance director Craig Tomkinson to the role of group CFO, effective from 1 July 2018.
Craig Tomkinson, the newly-appointed Group CFO of 2 Sisters Food Group
Tomkinson will succeed Richard Pike, who is leaving the company following internal changes to the company’s finance function, as the business has decided to “split responsibility for core financial work and M&A project activity.”
2 Sisters said that Pike will work closely with Tomkinson to ensure a smooth transition period.
Tomkinson spent six years at the business from 2010-2016, during which time he assisted with the company’s acquisitions of Northern Foods in 2011 and Vion Foods in 2013, and he rejoined 2 Sisters Food Group in 2018.
He will report to the company’s newly-appointed CEO Ronald Kers, who replaced former CEO Ranjit Singh at the beginning of June.
The move followed a tumultuous few months for the company, as the company was implicated in a food hygiene scandal following an investigation by The Guardian and ITV in September 2017.
This investigation found that workers at a 2 Sisters plant in West Bromwich were altering kill dates, and the undercover report stated that employees were seen changing records of where the chickens had been slaughtered.
Tomkinson said: “I’m delighted to be appointed CFO and relish the opportunity to support our new CEO Ronald Kers in developing 2 Sisters into the best everywhere we operate.
“It’s been a privilege to have worked so closely with Ranjit and be part of the 2 Sisters growth story to date, and I look forward to this exciting new chapter.”
Pike added: “I am pleased to have been able to play an instrumental role in the Group’s change journey over the last 12 months.
“Whilst I believe we are now heading in the right direction, I feel that now is an appropriate time for me to pursue other opportunities.
“I would like to take the opportunity to wish Ranjit and the whole organisation all the very best with the positive change journey ahead.”
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