Stephen Leadbeater has been appointed group chief financial officer at 2 Sisters Food Group.

Leadbeater has held a number of senior roles in food and drink, including CFO of Findus Group for 10 years. He has also worked at Young’s Seafood, United Biscuits and ABF.

He replaces Steve Henderson who is taking early retirement after 17 years at Northern Foods and 2 Sisters and was CFO for three years. Leadbeater will work with him until the autumn to ensure a smooth handover.

“Stephen has been successful in tackling some major transformational projects and I am sure he will carry on Steve Henderson’s good work,” said 2 Sisters chief executive Ranjit Singh.