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
Hingston has been replaced by interim corporate affairs director Gwen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