BOPARAN HOLDINGS has appointed former Asda CFO Alex Russo to its board as a non-executive director.

Mr Russo has 25 years’ experience in retail and has served as CFO for Asda and more recently Wilko, as well as holding senior positions in Tesco and Kingfisher.

2 Sisters Food Group chairman Lord Allen said of the appointment: “He is an accomplished executive with a great track record in retail and consumer-oriented businesses.

“Alex’s appointment provides additional expertise to support the group’s growth plans. I am delighted that we have secured his services.”

In early May it was announced Andrew Cripps had stepped down as a senior independent director at Boparan Holdings after more than seven years on the board.