Kingfisher has hired ex Morrisons Director Emily Lawson as its Chief People Officer, completing their seven person leadership team put together by new Chief Executive Véronique Laury. Now, four out of seven of the executive board are woman. The other members are Karen Witts is the Chief Financial Officer, Arja Taaveniku the Chief Offer and Supply Chain Officer, Steve Willett the Omnichannel Operations Director and Chief Digital and IT Officer, Guy Colleaue the Big-box Operations Director and Alain Souillard, the Medium Box Operations Director.
Laury commented on the importance of their female customers as “three quarters of home improvement decisions” are made by women and how Kingfisher want to acknowledge this trend through their management talent pipeline.
Lawson’s broad experience at Morrisons and McKinsey will help Kingfisher’s plan to “create a single, unified company where customer needs come first.”