Job Title : Group IT Director

Organization : Kingfisher

Mike Bell has been the group IT director of Kingfisher, the home improvement retailer whose brands include B&Q, since January last year.

The last 12 months have seen the retailer implementing a new organisational and process approach to how IT fits into the business, as well as developing plans for convergence across the worldwide business.

Prior to taking the role at Kingfisher, Bell worked as director of business systems and technology for supermarket Somerfield.

He has also held positions in the industries including fast-moving consumer goods and hospitality, and holds a Masters in Industrial Relations from Warwick University.

The IT director maintains his links with his native North East by being a Sunderland AFC season ticket holder, and is also a fan and shareholder of rugby club Leicester Tigers.