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Bunnings UK&I Head of IT quits after 18 months

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Retail Week has picked up the news that Head of IT transformation at Bunnings UK&I, Henrietta Baring has quit the DIY retailer to join Dixons Carphone as its new IT director.

According to a spokesperson from Bunnings, she left a couple of months ago and we understand that she has already joins Dixons Carphone Warehouse in a newly-created role  looking after products and application development.

She had been with Bunnings’ UK & Ireland business for just 18 months, and was responsible for the digital transformation of Homebase when it was acquired by Wesfarmers last year. Prior to her role at Homebase/Bunnings, she was head of IT, commercial, trading and supply chain at Argos.

In August, Bunnings announced a loss of £54m, last month Wesfarmers announced that sales at the combined Bunnings and Homebase business had declined 17.5% year on year, whilst the Homebase transactional website, was out of action for almost two months.

Read - Homebase drags sales down 17.5% at Bunnings

Read - Homebase transactional website out of action for weeks

Source: Insight DIY Team

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10 November 2017

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