Chris Bargate, new CEO of Brico Depôt Iberia

Kingfisher group has appointed Chris Bargate, previously director of development and strategy at B&Q, as the new CEO of Brico Depôt in Spain and Portugal. Bargate will replace Mike Foulds at the helm of the Iberian subsidiary from March 1st.

Chris Bargate, CEO of Brico Depot Iberia

With his experience within the Kingfisher Group and his passion for new store concepts, expansion and professional customer strategy, he is the perfect replacement to drive the next phase of growth in the Iberian business.

Chris Bargate has held various roles within the group since 2010 and most recently led the strategic plan to shape the future and continued growth of B&Q in the UK. In addition, he led several key strategic changes within the company, including simplifying the branch operating model, launching the TradePoint Pro loyalty program, implementing the first smaller branch formats and developing the facilities business.

“It is an honor and a privilege to take on this new responsibility as CEO of Brico Depôt Iberia,” explained Chris Bargate. “I am committed to working together with our talented management team and employees to continue to offer our customers the best shopping experience and to open more stores as part of our expansion plan launched in the Iberian Peninsula.” I look forward to sharing more about this soon to get to know our customers and employees and to get to know our partners.”

Eduardo Lopezwho took over responsibility as interim CEO of Brico Depôt Iberia during this time, will continue his functions within the management as Finance & Property Director.

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