Cath McIlwham

Following a degree in Food Marketing and a PhD in retail strategy, Cath has worked for a number of major supermarket chains in a variety of buying and marketing roles, most recently focussed on the convenience sector.

Cath moved to SPAR UK ten years ago (2010) as Brand Controller and was instrumental in developing an extensive range of quality own label food for the leading symbol group.

Cath was promoted to the new role of Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at SPAR UK in 2019. She leads the strategy and delivery of the SPAR UK CSR plan with a particular focus on community, health and sustainability.

Cath is passionate about supporting independent SPAR retailers and designing a sustainable future for generations to come.