Screwfix appoints new Commercial Director

Leading multi-channel retailer Screwfix has appointed James Mackenzie as its new Commercial and Ecommerce director. James, who has worked within the Kingfisher Group for more than 11 years, will look after the commercial and e-commerce function as well as identifying new market opportunities for the successful and rapidly expanding Screwfix business.

Before moving into his new role as commercial and e commerce director, James, who has been in the retail industry for 17 years, was previously head of buying at Screwfix. During his time in retail he has also held senior positions in both Kingfisher and B&Q, including general manager for Kingfisher sourcing in mainland China and director of trading at B&Q.

Commenting on his appointment, James said: “Screwfix has always been a pioneer of multi-channel retailing in the industry and much of its success is down to the innovative model that’s in place. I am therefore delighted to be challenged with helping to drive its growth further by ensuring we respond to the changing needs of our customers. I will also be spearheading the identification of new commercial opportunities through developing our supplier network and strengthening our e commerce operation.”

Andrew Livingston, CEO of Screwfix, said: “We are delighted to welcome James to the senior team. His previous experience and knowledge of the industry is exactly what we need to ensure Screwfix remains a retail innovator. We have ambitious plans for the business and are confident that James will play a central role in helping us to realise these.”