SPAR UK appoints Nick Bunker as non-executive chair

SPAR UK has appointed Nick Bunker as non-executive chair of the SPAR Food Distributors (SFD) board.

He takes over from Martin Agnew, joint chair of Henderson Group, who has held the role since 2011. Agnew will continue to be a director on the SFD board.

Bunker (pictured) has extensive board and stakeholder experience through a number of chairman and director roles over 25 years. He was managing director of pladis from 2017 to 2019 and before that he spent 13 years with Kraft Foods, latterly as CEO for five years.

The purpose of the SFD Board is to facilitate effective partnership between the five regional distribution companies (Henderson Group, CJ Lang & Son, James Hall & Co, AF Blakemore and Appleby Westward Group) and bring mutual commercial and customer benefit.

This is the first time that SPAR has appointed a chair from outside the organisation.

Commenting on his appointment, Bunker said: “I look forward to supporting the ambitious and collaborative growth plans of the business. The convenience market is evolving and the SPAR brand has significant potential to develop further through its focus on compelling neighbourhood stores which deliver value, service and a great product range for customers.”


Published Date: February 18, 2022
Category: Wholesale Industry News