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Key appointment at Kingfisher

Published: 2 April 2008
Experienced executive heads up home improvement group’s newly formed UK division.
Key appointment at Kingfisher
Kingfisher has appointed Euan Sutherland as chief executive of its UK Division, which comprises B&Q in the UK and Ireland, Screwfix and Trade Depot.

Mr Sutherland, 39, is currently chief executive of AS Watson Health and Beauty UK, owner of the Superdrug and Savers retail businesses, and will take up his role in the next few months.

Mr Sutherland has 15 years experience in retailing and fast-moving consumer goods. He will assume day-to-day responsibility for B&Q, as chief executive, with managing directors of Screwfix and Trade Depot reporting directly to him.

He will also have a seat on the newly created Kingfisher Retail Board, chaired by Kingfisher chief executive, Ian Cheshire.

Commenting on the appointment Ian Cheshire said: "I am delighted that Euan has agreed to join us. He is an experienced hands-on operator with a proven track record in leadership roles at some of the UK's biggest retailers and his appointment will strengthen our team."

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