Portrait photograph of Daniel Bernard, Kingfisher Chairman
Daniel Bernard    

Responsibility: Chairman

Current directorships: Joined the Board as Deputy Chairman in May 2006 before being appointed Chairman on 3 June 2009. He is President of Provestis, his own investment company and since January 2010, has been Chairman of MAF Retail Group, Dubai. He has also been Senior Advisor of Towerbrook Capital Partners since October 2010. He is a Non-Executive Director of Alcatel Lucent and Capgemini. He is also President of the HEC Business School Foundation in Paris and a member of the Advisory Board of HEC.

Expertise: He was Chairman and Chief Executive of Carrefour, the Paris-based retail group and world’s second largest retailer, from 1992 to 2005. Prior to Carrefour, he was Chief Operating Officer of METRO, Germany’s leading international retailer. He was previously a Non-Executive Director of Compagnie de St Gobain until June 2006.

Responsibility: Group Chief Executive

Current directorships: Appointed to the Board in June 2000 and as Group Chief Executive in January 2008. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Whitbread plc, lead Non-Executive Member on the Department for Work and Pensions Board, Member of the Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change, and a Member of the Employers’ Forum on Disability President’s Group. He also chairs the Ecosystem Markets Task Force.

Expertise: He was previously Chief Executive, B&Q UK from June 2005. He was appointed Chief Executive International and Development in September 2002, Chief Executive of e-Kingfisher in May 2000 and was Group Director of Strategy & Development. Before joining Kingfisher he worked for a number of retail businesses including Sears plc where he was Group Commercial Director.

Portrait photograph of Ian Cheshire, Kingfisher Chief Executive
Ian Cheshire

Responsibility: Group Finance Director (Kevin will become Kingfisher Divisional CEO, B&Q following the management changes announced on the 16th February 2012).

Current directorships: Appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director in October 2008. He is also a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Land Securities Group plc.

Expertise: He previously worked for Dixons Retail plc from 2002 to 2008 where he was Group Finance Director. Previously he was European Finance Director at Quaker Oats Limited.

Portrait photograph of Kevin Obryne
Kevin O'Byrne

Responsibility: Non-Executive Director

Current directorships: Appointed to the Board in February 2010. He is Finance Director of National Grid plc.

Expertise: He was previously Chief Financial Officer of Cadbury plc and prior to that he was Chief Financial Officer of Bristol-Myers Squibb from 2002 to 2007, Finance Director of BG Group plc from 2001 to 2002 and Chief Financial Officer of SmithKline Beecham Plc from 1999 to 2000 during an 11-year period with the pharmaceuticals group.

Portrait photograph of Andrew Bonfield
Andrew Bonfield      

Responsibility: Non-Executive Director

Current directorships: Appointed to the Board in November 2010. He is currently Vice President and General Manager of Apple Europe, Middle-East, India and Africa, and has been with Apple for ten years in a variety of roles.

Expertise: His previous experience includes roles at NEC, Compaq and Booz Allen Hamilton. He has also held the position of Non-Executive Director on the board of Egg Banking plc, the online banking arm of Prudential plc from 2002 to 2006 and on the board of Atari, the computer games company.

Portrait photograph of Pascal Cagni
Pascal Cagni  

Responsibility: Non-Executive Director

Current directorships: She is currently Group People Director of BT and is on the Advisory Board of the Judge Institute, the Business School of the University of Cambridge.

Expertise: She was previously the Director General of Workforce for the NHS and Social Care and was also a Non-Executive Director of TUI Travel plc and Chairman of its Remuneration Committee. Her previous experience also includes Group HR director of Tesco plc from 1999-2006 and HR vice president of Pepsi Cola’s West and Central European operations from 1994 to 1999.

Portrait photograph of Clare Chapman
Clare Chapman    

Responsibility: Non-Executive Director

Current directorships: Appointed to the Board in December 2009. He is a Director of Oriflame Cosmetics AB, H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB and Axel Johnson AB; and is Chairman of The New Wave Group and a member of the Advisory Board of Lund University Business School.

Expertise: He was previously Chief Executive and President of The IKEA Group from 1999 to 2009, having spent 26 years with the company. Prior to becoming Chief Executive, he was Vice President of IKEA Europe from 1997 to 1999 and Managing Director of IKEA UK from 1993 to 1997.

Portrait photograph of Anders Dahlvig
Anders Dahlvig    

Responsibility: Non-Executive Director

Current directorships: Appointed to the Board in December 2006. She is a Non-Executive Director of Portmeirion Group PLC, Network Rail and VisitBritain, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Forum for the Future. She is also a Non-Executive of Copenhagen Airports A/S.

Expertise: She was previously a Non-Executive Director of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and, until her retirement in March 2006, was a Director of BAA plc and Chairman of Heathrow Airport Ltd for five years as well as being Chairman of Heathrow Express. Prior to that she was Managing Director of Gatwick Airport and has held a number of operational roles within BAA during her 33-year career with the company.

Portrait photograph of Janis Kong
Janis Kong      

Responsibility: Senior Independent Director

Current directorships: Appointed to the Board in January 2012. He is a Non-Executive Director of BG Group plc, where he is also Chairman of the Audit Committee. He serves as an alternate member of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, is Chairman of the Industrial Development Advisory Board, a Member of the Regional Growth Fund advisory panel and Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of G4S, where he is also Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Expertise: He was a senior advisor 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 from 1999 to 2005 and later Chairman UK Investment Banking from 2003 to 2005.

Portrait photograph of Mark Seligman
Mark Seligman    
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Board of
directors

Portrait photograph of Daniel Bernard, Kingfisher Chairman
Daniel Bernard    
Portrait photograph of Ian Cheshire, Kingfisher Chief Executive
Ian Cheshire
Portrait photograph of Kevin OBryne
Kevin O'Byrne
Portrait photograph of Andrew Bonfield
Andrew Bonfield      
Portrait photograph of Pascal Cagni
Pascal Cagni  
Portrait photograph of Clare Chapman
Clare Chapman    
Portrait photograph of Anders Dahlvig
Anders Dahlvig    
Portrait photograph of Janis Kong
Janis Kong      
Portrait photograph of Mark Seligman
Mark Seligman    

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