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Reshuffle of Kingfisher senior management team responsibilities

Following the recent announcement that Euan Sutherland, Kingfisher’s Group Chief Operating Officer, is to leave the business, Kingfisher today announces that Euan’s main responsibilities will be assumed by two members of the senior management team.


Guy Colleau will become CEO for Group Sourcing and Offer. In this role he will be responsible for the development of Kingfisher’s Sourcing Offices and the Kingfisher Brand Network. In his new position he will join Kingfisher’s Group Executive team.

Guy is currently CEO of Kingfisher’s Castorama business in France and will be succeeded by Véronique Laury. Véronique has held a number of senior roles at Kingfisher including Commercial Strategy Director, Commercial Director of B&Q UK and Commercial Director of Castorama France.

Multi-channel and group development:

Steve Willett will become CEO Group Development and Productivity, with responsibility for accelerating productivity and multi-channel plans. Steve will remain responsible for Kingfisher’s Screwfix business and will also join Kingfisher’s Group Executive team.

The changes will become effective on 1 March 2013.

Kingfisher’s Group Executive team will now consist of:

Ian Cheshire, Group Chief Executive
Karen Witts, Group Finance Director
Philippe Tible, CEO of the Castorama and Brico Dépôt brands
Kevin O’Byrne, CEO of the B&Q and Koçtas; brands
Steve Willett, CEO Group Development and Productivity
Guy Colleau, CEO Group Sourcing and Offer

Source : Kingfisher

04 February 2013
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