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Kingfisher replaces French boss

Christian Mazauric, CEO at B&Q UK and Ireland since 2017, replaces Marc Ténar as CEO of Kingfisher France.

Christian Mazauric, CEO at B&Q UK and Ireland since 2017, replaces Marc Ténar as CEO of Kingfisher France.

Kingfisher, the international home improvement retailer, has appointed Christian Mazauric as CEO of Kingfisher in France to replace Marc Ténart who has decided to step down from his role.

Christian Mazauric has worked at Kingfisher for 17 years, most recently as CEO of B&Q UK and Ireland. A French national, he started in operational roles at Castorama France in 2001, followed by various roles including Finance Director of Castorama France from 2008 until 2012. Other roles have included Finance Director of B&Q UK and Ireland and CEO of Brico Dépôt Romania. He took over the CEO role at B&Q UK and Ireland in 2017. The appointment becomes effective on 1 October.

As a result, Graham Bell is appointed as CEO of B&Q UK and Ireland, succeeding Christian Mazauric. Graham Bell is currently CEO of Screwfix and has spent 20 years at Kingfisher, during which time he has held several senior roles, including B&Q's Operations Director and B&Q's HR Director. Having started at B&Q in operational roles in 1998, Graham moved to Screwfix in 2006 where he led Operations and Property for ten years before being appointed Screwfix CEO in 2017.

John Mewett has been appointed CEO of Screwfix, succeeding Graham Bell. John Mewett joined Kingfisher in 2008, starting at Screwfix where he spent eight years as Marketing and IT Director. Most recently he has been Kingfisher's Group Digital Director.

|12 September 2018


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