Kingfisher appoints Christian Mazauric CEO

Kingfisher plc has announced the appointment of Christian Mazauric to the role of CEO of Kingfisher in France.

Mazauric takes over the role from Marc Tenart, with the appointment effective from 1 September. He has worked at Kingfisher for 17 years, most recently as CEO of B&Q UK and Ireland.

Mazauric started in operational roles at Castorama France in 2001, and held the role of Finance Director from 2008 until 2012. Other roles have included Finance Director of B&Q UK and Ireland and CEO of Brico Dépôt Romania. Mazauric took over the CEO role at B&Q UK and Ireland in 2017 and since then has successfully led the business through a significant number of changes.

As a result, the company has made a couple of further changes to its senior structure.

To replace Mazauric, Graham Bell has been appointed CEO of B&Q UK and Ireland. Bell has been with Kingfisher for 20 years and was appointed CEO of Screwfix last year. During this time, Bell has held several senior roles including B&Q’s Operations Directer and B&Q’s HR Director. At Screwfix, he oversaw the rapid roll-out of the Screwfix stores network, opening 60 stores a year, on average, for the past 5 years.

Additionally, John Mewett has been appointed CEO of Screwfix. Mewett joined Kingfisher in 2008, spending eight years as Marketing and IT Director at Screwfix. Mewett’s most recent role is Kingfisher’s Group Digital Director.

Commenting on the changes, Véronique Laury, CEO of Kingfisher plc, said: “Christian, Graham and John are all highly experienced Kingfisher leaders who truly embody our ONE Kingfisher values. They are proven operators who are already playing instrumental roles in our transformation.  I am delighted that we have the depth of talent to promote from within the company and therefore provide the continuity, stability and leadership for our colleagues whilst we continue our transformation journey.”

She added: “Marc Tenart has been a valued and respected colleague and leader. I would like to personally thank Marc for all the energy and diligence he has displayed in all that he has done.”