Bunnings/Homebase appoints B&Q retail director as chief operating officer

Damian McGloughlin who has worked at B&Q for 34 years has been appointed in a newly created chief operating officer role, reporting toBunnings UK and Ireland boss PJ Davis.

Bunnings owner Wesfarmers bought Homebase for £340m in 2016 and brought over an Australian management team. Matt Tyson, formerly of B&Q, is an advisor.

Bunnings reported in June that turnover had not been "as anticipated" in spring due to staffing, weather and stocking issues.

Conversions from Homebase to Bunnings continue, with four opening by June 30 and two in Kent in progress.

Bunnings UK and Ireland appointed former B&Q executive David Haydon as general manager for Homebase in May.

Bunnings said McGloughlin's role would be to support Davis with the store roll-out. No further conversion sites have been announced, with 10 due overall in 2017. McGloughlin is on gardening leave and a Bunnings start date is to be negotiated.


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