Mills resumes as IR head amid Kingfisher reshuffle

Retail giant Kingfisher’s former investor relations head, Andrew Mills, has returned to his old job on an interim basis after incumbent Tom Wyatt was moved sideways in the company.

Retail giant Kingfisher’s former investor relations head, Andrew

Mills, has returned to his old job on an interim basis after incumbent

Tom Wyatt was moved sideways in the company.



Wyatt, the company’s investor relations director of some four months,

was removed from his post following the resignation of corporate affairs

director Michael Hingston. Hingston resigned following a widely rumoured

clash with Wyatt.



Mills headed Kingfisher’s investor relations function until February,

when he joined Kingfisher’s management development scheme with a view to

a retail job at Woolworths.



Wyatt reported to Hingston, who was brought into the firm last October

to a new role uniting communications and IR. Wyatt took a month’s leave

last week and is expected to finish his six-month contract in a job

outside PR.



Hingston has been replaced by interim corporate affairs director Gwen

Gober, who worked as Kingfisher’s communications head until six years

ago. Hingston’s relationship with Kingfisher stretches back 15 years

when he first handled the account at Paragon.



- Holborn was last week hired by US retail giant Wal-Mart to handle the

financial PR surrounding its bid for Asda, which trumped Kingfisher’s

previous bid.



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