SPAR UK has appointed Lee Johnson as operations & strategy director.
Johnson (pictured) joins the group from Coty where he was vice president for global financial planning and analysis and strategic planning. He has also previously worked at Lego, Microsoft, SC Johnson and Sara Lee. In his new role, he is responsible for finance, governance, IT, supply chain and strategic planning.
Louise Hoste, managing director of SPAR UK, said: “Lee has a great breadth of experience in finance, operations and strategy and is a strong addition to our team. He will play a significant role in how we operate and plan in the future.”
She added: “The work our wholesale and store teams have done to provide essential products and services to communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the resilience of our symbol group and the vital role we play in the convenience industry.
“We have been focused on providing independent SPAR stores with the best support to run successful businesses. Our wholesale and logistics capabilities, combined with a strong financial position, drive us to invest in the best people for the future.”