SPAR UK announces new Operations and Strategy Director

Date : 03 September 2020

National symbol group retailer SPAR UK has announced the appointment of Lee Johnson as its Operations and Strategy Director.  Having joined the organization on 17 August, Lee Johnson now has responsibility for the group’s finance, governance, IT supply chain and strategic planning.

Joined from Coty

Lee Johnson has come to SPAR from the beauty and cosmetics business Coty (whose portfolio includes Rimmel and Max Factor) where he was Vice President for lobal FP&A and strategic planning.  Previously he has also held senior roles with Lego, Microsoft, SC Johnson and Sara Lee.

Louise Hoste, Managing Director, SPAR UK commented:

‘We are delighted to welcome Lee to the business, he has great breadth of experience in finance, operations and strategy … The work our wholesale and store teams have done to provide essential products and services to communities throughout the Covid-10 pandemic has demonstrated the resilience of our symbol group and the vital role we play in the convenience industry.  Our wholesale and logistics capabilities, combined with a strong financial position, drive us to invest in the best people for the future.’

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