A former group retail director of Morrisons supermarkets has been appointed chief operating officer of 2 Sisters “protein” division, which predominantly comprises the production and sale of poultry products.
The newly created role will see Martyn Fletcher, who spent more than 30 years at Morrisons, taking responsibility for all 2 Sisters’ manufacturing sites in the UK.
He will report to 2 Sisters’ chief executive Ranjit Singh.
Mr Fletcher joined Morrisons’ management board in 2010, and was responsible for its vertically-integrated food manufacturing model, in which the supermarket owns the entire supply chain.
He said: “I have spent many years working with Ranjit and the team at 2 Sisters and have always had a high opinion of the business, in particular the scale of ambition and the group’s ability to adapt quickly and respond to change and opportunities.”
Mr Singh added: “Martyn was instrumental in the implementation of Morrisons’ vertically-integrated supply chain and has driven a number of successful productivity initiatives.
“He has a strong track record in delivering change and innovation in what is a highly competitive retail environment, something which will be important for our business and for the protein division specifically, as we further align our poultry business with the needs of our customers.”
At end of 2015, 2 Sisters launched a £150m investment programme in its UK poultry business which, phased over three years, will create a world-class and industry leading estate for poultry manufacturing.