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C J Lang and Son Ltd, the SPAR wholesaler in Scotland, is pleased to announce the appointment of Louise Rogers and Sonya Harper to its Executive Board.

Louise Rogers joins on 15 June 2020 as the new HR Director taking over from John Connolly who retires in July following fifteen years at the business. Rogers is a Chartered Fellow CIPD and CEO of Human Resources Intelligence. She formerly worked as HR Director at Alliance Trust Savings and as Head of HR at Axcess Financial Europe as well as holding senior HR roles with NCR, Raytheon and HSBC. She brings a wealth of HR experience to C J Lang and will also take up the role as Company Secretary working with the Main Board. 

Sonya Harper, who joined C J Lang as Head of Central Operations & Process Improvement in 2019, has been promoted to Central Operations Director in recognition of her significant contribution to the development of the company in terms of its business communication, processes and stock management improvements. Harper was with Scotmid from 1996 until 2019 where she developed her career from store management through to Productivity Analyst, Operations Support Manager and then for a number of years as Central Operations Manager before joining CJ Lang. Harper will take up her new role from 15 June 2020.

Colin McLean, CEO of C J Lang and Son Ltd said: “I congratulate both Louise and Sonya on their appointments. The SPAR convenience business in Scotland has transformed over the past few years and I look forward to welcoming them to the Board and seeing the positive changes and direction they will bring to the business.

“I would like to thank John Connolly for his commitment and the integral role he has played in the C J Lang business over the last fifteen years. On behalf of the Shareholders and the Board of C J Lang, I congratulate him on his well-earned, upcoming retirement.”