Kevin O’Byrne

Non-Executive Director

Kevin O’Byrne
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Board and Committee Memberships

Kevin joined the Board on 13 May 2019 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Skills and experience:

Kevin brings extensive retail and finance experience to the Board, having occupied senior roles in leading retailers, including chief executive officer of Poundland Group plc, executive roles at Kingfisher plc including divisional director UK, China and Turkey, chief executive officer of B&Q UK & Ireland and group finance director of Dixons Retail plc. He was previously a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Land Securities Group PLC from 2008 to 2017 where he was also senior independent director from 2012 to 2016.

External appointments:

Group chief financial officer for J Sainsbury plc.


Our Non-Executive Directors, through their diverse experience and skills, scrutinise the performance of management and constructively challenge and help develop our strategy. They uphold high standards of integrity and probity. They form the Audit, Nominations, Remuneration and SHESEC Committees.

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