Ex-Premier League director Claudia Arney lined up as new Kingfisher boss

Starts in June: Claudia Arney will succeed Andrew Cosslett at Kingfisher

A former director of the Premier League will take over as chairman of B&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher this summer.

The FTSE 100 company said Claudia Arney will succeed Andrew Cosslett when he steps down in June after seven years in the job. 

Arney, 53, has served on the board of Kingfisher as an independent non-executive director since 2018 and is chairman of the remuneration committee. 

She is also chairman of takeaway business Deliveroo and a non-executive at property investment group Derwent London and previously held board positions at the Premier League, Halfords, Ocado and Aviva. 

Arney was paid £86,300 by Kingfisher last year, while Cosslett picked up £511,100 and chief executive Thierry Garnier got £1.9million.

She was also paid £425,000 by Deliveroo and £82,500 by Derwent London.

Arney hailed Kingfisher as a ‘fantastic business’, adding: ‘It is an honour to take on the role.’

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