Spar’s Mark Huxtable resigns

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The CIO’s resignation is for personal reasons and he will leave the retailer at the end of September.

Mark Huxtable has resigned from his position as Spar group CIO: IT executive. He will leave the retailer at the end of September. Mark has cited personal reasons for his resignation.

Mark is a seasoned retail executive. Prior to joining Spar, Mark was the CIO and IT board director Massdiscounters t/a Game and Dionwired, CEO of Worldwide Chain Stores (WCS), and group CIO at Massmart. He completed the management development programme (MDP) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where he studied economics, accounting, industrial relations, organisational behaviour, marketing, and human resources.

According to Spar's chairman, Mike Bosman, Brett McDougall – who is currently the national IT executive for Spar – will assist the team in Mark’s absence. Brett was the group CIO at Massmart before joining Spar. He holds a BCom degree in accounting from Wits University.

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