Management & committees

 
Daniel Bernard Chairman

Daniel Bernard
Chairman

Véronique Laury Group Chief Executive

Véronique Laury
Group Chief Executive

Sir Ian Cheshire Executive Director

Sir Ian Cheshire
Executive Director

Karen Witts Group Finance Director

Karen Witts
Group Finance Director

Kevin O'Byrne CEO, B&Q UK & Ireland

Kevin O'Byrne
CEO, B&Q UK & Ireland

Andrew Bonfield Non-Executive Director

Andrew Bonfield
Non-Executive Director

Pascal Cagni Non-Executive Director

Pascal Cagni
Non-Executive Director

Clare Chapman Non-Executive Director

Clare Chapman
Non-Executive Director

Anders Dahlvig Non-Executive Director

Anders Dahlvig
Non-Executive Director

Janis Kong Non-Executive Director

Janis Kong
Non-Executive Director

Mark Seligman Senior Independent Director

Mark Seligman
Senior Independent Director

Sir Ian Cheshire   Executive Director

Sir Ian Cheshire

Current directorships: Appointed to the Board in June 2000 and as Group Chief Executive in January 2008. He is also Senior Independent Director of Whitbread plc, Chair of the Prince of Wales' Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change, and President of the Business Disability Forum. He was previously lead non-executive member on the Department for Work and Pensions Board and Chairman of the British Retail Consortium.

Expertise: Ian 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.

Sir Ian stepped down as Group Chief Executive on 8 December 2014 and was succeeded on that date by Veronique Laury.

 

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