Spencer was appointed Managing Director of Woolworths New Zealand in March 2021.
Prior to this, Spencer held the role of Managing Director Food at Woolworths Holdings Limited, South Africa, from 2015 to 2021 where he was responsible for the Groups’ Food Division across more than 400 supermarkets and 33,000 team members. During this time he also served as a board member on the Consumer Goods Forum of South Africa.
Spencer has a 25-year grocery career, starting out on a store management graduate program and progressing through a variety of roles including operations, and has held various senior roles in commercial, buying and procurement in fresh and long life food. He also led the food division’s entry into a new food service format.
Spencer completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2015.