SPAR International , International Retail and Development Director
David is International Retail & Development Director at SPAR International and a Member of the SPAR International Board. SPAR multi-format supermarkets operate in 42 countries worldwide with annual sales of more than $37bn and 12200 stores. David’s primary responsibilities include the global international growth of SPAR, driving SPAR International’s retail capability and management of international infrastructure and support.
Key achievements include the rapid growth of SPAR in Russia, the development of SPAR in Middle East & India, new market entry into the Caucuses countries of Georgia and Azerbaijan and the integration of new markets and retail partners into the SPAR voluntary chain network.
David is married with two children and is based in the Netherlands. A retail operations professional, he was educated in the UK graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University.
A proven track record of 30 years in senior leadership positions including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and SPAR, specialist areas include organisational design, category management, retail projects and format development, operational best practice and emerging market retail.