2 Sisters Food Group non-exec Andrew Cripps has been promoted to senior independent director.

Cripps has been on the board of 2 Sisters since November 2011. He is also a non-exec at Booker and Stock Spirits Group, as well as deputy chairman of Swedish Match.

“I am delighted to take up this wider role,” Cripps said. “I look ­forward to strengthening our governance and ­contributing to the ­continued success of a growing business.”