Poultry magnate Ranjit Singh has enlisted Tesco veteran Dame Lucy Neville-Rolfe as a non-executive director of 2 Sisters Food Group.
Neville-Rolfe, who spent 15 years at Tesco before retiring in January this year, was formerly Tesco’s executive director of corporate & legal affairs from 2006.
Neville-Rolfe would bring unrivalled experience to 2 Sisters and her expertise and counsel would be invaluable as it looked to grow the business and realise its ambition of becoming one of the world’s best food companies, said Sir Charles Allen, chairman of 2 Sisters Food Group.
“She is without question one of Britain’s most respected and well-known business women and it is a real coup for us to have her in the Board team”
Sir Charles Allen
“She is without question one of Britain’s most respected and well-known business women and it is a real coup for us to have her in the Board team.”
Her appointment was effective from yesterday (1 September).
Neville-Rolfe said she was “very excited” at the prospect of working again in a sector that she knew very well.
“I am looking forward to working closely with Sir Charles Allen, CEO Ranjit Singh and the rest of the team as we continue to build the business and deliver on our strategic objectives,” she said.
Prior to joining Tesco, Neville-Rolfe was director of the Deregulation Unit, BIS (then DTI) and Cabinet Office from 1995 to 1997. Before that, she was a member of Prime Minister John Major’s Policy Unit from 1992 to 1994.
Last year, she was made a Dame in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
She will join other 2 Sisters non-executives comprising: Sir Charles Allen (chairman); Andrew Cripps (chairman, Audit Committee); David Gregory (chairman, Safety & Governance Committee); Mark Hunter (chairman, Remuneration Committee).