Mark Godfrey


Job Title: FD

Company: Spar


Interview:  10 Questions to Mark Godfrey .


Mark Godfrey is a qualified CA (SA) with a B.Com and CTA from the Nelson Mandela University. He served his articles with EY and was then seconded to the Department of Finance to serve his military service. At the conclusion of that period, he was offered a permanent appointment and served a further three years handling tax investigations. 

Mark was approached by The SPAR Group who were looking for a financial manager for the newly opened distribution centre in Port Elizabeth. He spent more than eight years with that division before he accepted a transfer to the North Rand distribution centre situated in Midrand as financial director. In October 2010 he was appointed as group financial director. Mark was nominated for the 2020 CFO Awards.

2010 - Present    Group Financial Director, The SPAR Group Ltd
2004 - 2010         Financial Director, The SPAR Group Ltd
1996 - 2004         Financial Manager, The SPAR Group Ltd
                               Tax Investigator, Dept of Finance
                               Military Service, Dept of Finance
                               Article Clerk, EY

1984 - 1987          B.Com, CTA, Accounting, Nelson Mandela University
1980 - 1983          Matric, Dale College, King Williams Town

About The SPAR Group: The SPAR Group is a warehousing and distribution business listed on the JSE in the Food and Drug Retailers sector. The group owns the SPAR retail brands, but, essentially, supports a network of independent retailers who trade under the brand through their distribution centers.

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