Senior management

 

Kingfisher’s Group Executive team meets monthly and is responsible for the overall strategic decision-making of the Group. It is supported by the Group Operating Board and the One Team Board.

The Group Operating Board, made up of the Group Executive and five other members, is responsible for the delivery of the strategy, reviewing progress against it and ensuring strategic priorities are fully supported.

The One Team Board, made of the Group Operating Board and 11 other members, is responsible for implementing the strategy and fulfilling our Better Homes, Better Lives mission at an Operating Company level.

Management structure diagram
Sir Ian Cheshire Group Chief Executive

Sir Ian Cheshire
Group Chief Executive

Guy Colleau CEO, Group Sourcing & Offer

Guy Colleau
CEO, Group Sourcing & Offer

Kevin O'Byrne CEO, B&Q and Koçtaş brands

Kevin O'Byrne
CEO, B&Q and Koçtaş brands

Philippe Tible CEO, Castorama and Brico Dépôt brands

Philippe Tible
CEO, Castorama and Brico Dépôt brands

Steve Willett CEO, Group Productivity & Development

Steve Willett
CEO, Group Productivity & Development

Karen Witts Group Finance Director

Karen Witts
Group Finance Director

 

Sir Ian Cheshire   Group Chief Executive

Sir Ian Cheshire

Current directorships: Appointed to the Board in June 2000 and as Group Chief Executive in January 2008. He is the Senior Independent 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.

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