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Trading director Lewis has been with Spar for 19 years, while CIO Mackenzie (pictured) joined in 2016

Spar UK has moved to appoint two interim MDs as it continues the process of finding a permanent successor to Debbie Robinson.

Chris Lewis and Jackie Mackenzie will step up to the new roles leading the Spar UK team in Harrow.

Lewis, who is currently trading director for the symbol group, has been with Spar for 19 years. Mackenzie joined Spar in 2016 as CIO where she has been responsible for Spar’s financial accounts, management information, supply chain and technology operations. She has subsequently taken on the responsibility for central HR, legal and governance issues.

“Chris and Jackie have spent a lot of time with the SFD board over the last 18 months, and their interim roles will enable the continuity and development of our strategy, which has proven successful in driving profitable growth,” said Spar chairman Martin Agnew.

“For the meantime, we are working with a search firm to assist us with finding a permanent successor.”

It was announced in November that Robinson was to become CEO at Central England Co-operative in the spring. She has been Spar MD since 2011.