KINGFISHER - Key Persons


Alain Rabec

Job Titles:
  • CEO France

ANDERS DAHLVIG

Job Titles:
  • COMPANY DIRECTOR

ANDREW COSSLETT - Chairman

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Board
  • Chairman of the Nomination Committee
  • COMPANY DIRECTOR
Expertise and experience: Andrew's early career was with Unilever in a variety of branding and marketing roles. He then spent 14 years at Cadbury Schweppes in senior, international roles before becoming CEO for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Andrew was at IHG for six years, creating value by leveraging the power of its brands alongside executing a programme of significant transformational and cultural change. He served as CEO for Fitness First, where he was instrumental in successfully repositioning the business and brand. Andrew joined the board of the Rugby Football Union in 2012 before being appointed chairman in 2016.

Bernard Bot - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Financial Officer
Expertise and experience: Bernard is an experienced chief financial officer and has a wealth of experience of listed companies and capital markets. Bernard also has significant experience of large-scale transformation programmes, logistics and supply chain management, technology and digital services. He was CFO at Travelport Worldwide, a global NYSE-listed company providing a technology platform for the travel industry, until it was taken private in December 2018 . Prior to that, Bernard was CFO of Aer Lingus and also held various senior positions at TNT and TNT Express. Previously, he worked at McKinsey & Company where he rose to become a Principal and leader of McKinsey's worldwide Post and Logistics group. Bernard is a non-executive director of A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S and a member of its Audit Committee.

Christian Cowley

Job Titles:
  • Head of Investor Relations

Clare Chapman

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
  • Non - Executive Director
Expertise and experience: Clare brings international expertise from a series of high-profile HR leadership roles. She was previously group people director of BT Group and director general of workforce for the NHS and Social Care. She was also a non-executive director and remuneration committee chair of TUI Travel plc. Her previous experience includes group HR director of Tesco plc and HR vice president of Pepsi Cola's west and central European operations. Clare is a non-executive director and remuneration committee chair of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., The Weir Group plc, and G4S plc. Clare also serves as a commissioner on the Low Pay Commission.

Clare Feast

Job Titles:
  • External Communications Manager

CLARE MOIRA CHAPMAN

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

CLAUDIA ARNEY

Job Titles:
  • COMPANY DIRECTOR
  • Non - Executive Director
Expertise and experience: Claudia brings a wealth of experience of business transformation and building digital capabilities to the Board having held previous non-executive roles including: chair of remuneration committee at Halfords plc, senior independent director of Telecity Group plc, Transport for London, The Shareholder Executive, Which?, Huawei Technologies, and chair of the Public Data Group. Claudia is currently non-executive director and remuneration committee chair at Derwent London. She also serves as a non-executive director and governance committee chair at Aviva plc, and as interim chair of the Premier League. Claudia is also a non-executive director at Ocado Group plc. Claudia began her career at McKinsey & Co, before holding roles at Pearson, the Financial Times, Goldman Sachs, and HM Treasury. She was group managing director, digital at EMAP.

Georgios Michaelides

Job Titles:
  • Investor Relations Manager

Graham Bell

Job Titles:
  • CEO B & Q UK and Ireland

Henri Solère

Job Titles:
  • Chief Offer and Sourcing Officer

Jeff Carr

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Non - Executive Director
  • CFO of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V
Expertise and experience: Jeff is currently CFO of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. (Ahold Delhaize), one of the world's largest retail groups. Ahold Delhaize is headquartered in the Netherlands, operates across Europe and the US, and has a strong physical and ecommerce offering. Jeff was previously group finance director at both FirstGroup plc and easyJet plc, and held senior finance roles at Associated British Foods plc and Reckitt Benckiser Group plc. He was also previously a non-executive director at McBride plc.

JEFFREY CARR

Job Titles:
  • COMPANY DIRECTOR

Jo Twigg

Job Titles:
  • External Communications Manager

John Mewett

Job Titles:
  • CEO Screwfix

John Wartig

Job Titles:
  • Chief Transformation and Development Officer

KAREN WITTS - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Director
  • FINANCE DIRECTOR

Maj Nazir

Job Titles:
  • Group Investor Relations Director

MARK DONALD SELIGMAN

Job Titles:
  • COMPANY DIRECTOR

Mark Seligman

Job Titles:
  • Senior Independent Director
Expertise and experience: Mark provides substantial expertise to the Board in the field of finance, having previously been a senior adviser at Credit Suisse. He began his career at Price Waterhouse and spent over 30 years in the City, including senior roles at SG Warburg, BZW and Credit Suisse First Boston. At Credit Suisse he was deputy chairman Europe and later chairman UK investment banking. Mark currently serves as an alternate member of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers. He is also a non-executive director of Smiths Group plc and senior independent director of The Royal Bank of Scotland plc.

Nigel Cope

Job Titles:
  • Head of Media Relations

PASCAL CAGNI

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

PAUL MOORE - Secretary

Job Titles:
  • Company Secretary
  • Group Company Secretary
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries
Paul returned to Kingfisher in July 2016, having served as Group Company Secretary on an interim basis in 2012 and 2013. Paul has previously held a number of senior company secretarial roles at leading FTSE 100 companies, including Tesco plc, Intertek Group plc, Centrica plc and BG Group plc. Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

RAKHI GOSS-CUSTARD

Job Titles:
  • COMPANY DIRECTOR
  • Non - Executive Director
Expertise and experience: Rakhi is a highly experienced director in digital retailing, having spent 11 years at Amazon.com. Most recently she was director, UK media at Amazon, responsible for ranges such as books, music and DVDs. She was previously director, UK hardlines, where she was responsible for home, garden and DIY product ranges. Prior to joining Amazon, Rakhi held roles at TomTom and in management consultancy in the United States. Rakhi is a non-executive director of Schroders plc and Rightmove plc, and was previously a non-executive director of Intu Properties plc.

Sebastien Krysiak

Job Titles:
  • CEO of All Other Markets

SOPHIE GASPERMENT

Job Titles:
  • COMPANY DIRECTOR
  • Non - Executive Director
Expertise and experience: Sophie brings to the Board expertise in strategy, brand and international retail markets as well as substantial experience in business transformation and digital capabilities, having held a number of senior leadership positions at L'Oréal, including executive chairman of The Body Shop International and managing director of L'Oréal UK & Ireland. Sophie is a non-executive director of AccorHotels, where she chairs the appointments, compensation and CSR committee. She is also a non-executive director of the D'Ieteren group, and the lead independent director on the board of Cimpress, a NASDAQ-listed technology company. In addition, Sophie is a French Foreign Trade Advisor and a senior advisor at Boston Consultancy Group.

Thierry Garnier - CEO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer
Expertise and experience: Thierry is an experienced retailer having spent 20 years in senior roles at Carrefour, the French multi-national retailer. In his previous role, Thierry was a member of the Carrefour Group Executive Committee and the Chief Executive Officer of Carrefour Asia. From 2003 to 2008, Thierry was the Managing Director of Supermarkets for Carrefour France. Following this successful period, he became Carrefour's International Operations Director in 2008, with a broader remit including Asia, Latin America and various European countries.

VERONIQUE LAURY

Job Titles:
  • COMPANY DIRECTOR