Ranjit Boparan has appointed a new managing director to head up Fish Star Fish – just six weeks after saying the role would come under the remit of 2 Sisters boss Eddie Power.

Ellis Ward will now lead Five Star, having previously held the role of agriculture director at 2 Sisters Food Group. He has been with 2 Sisters for more than a decade, holding positions in sales, purchasing and agriculture.

The MD role became vacant following the resignation of Danny Burton.

“[Ward] has got a wealth of food industry expertise to bring to this role,” said a spokeswoman for 2 Sisters.

His appointment comes after Boparan incorporated Five Star Fish into the wider 2 Sisters group, which was previously solely focused on poultry. Five Star was previously part of Boparan Holdings.

“It just makes sense to have all our protein services together under the 2 Sisters portfolio,” the spokeswoman added.

Ward will report into Power, who will remain MD of 2 Sisters.

Five Star is Boparan’s foodservice fish seafood supply hub. Its customers include Morrisons, Iceland and Sainsbury’s as well as a number of leading pub and restaurant chains.

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