Martin has worked in retail for 16 years, gaining experience in different roles at different retailers along the way.
He is currently Category Manager for Decorative and Lighting ranges at Kingfisher Sourcing and Offer in Hong Kong. He has been with Kingfisher for over 10 years, first as a buyer at Castorama France, where he worked on lighting and ceramics projects, then as a buyer for B&Q UK for 2 years.
Prior to joining Kingfisher, Martin spent two years at Reno Depot, a chain of hardware stores in Quebec, Canada, where he began his career in buying. He began his retail career at Castorama Germany in 1997, where he also worked in the marketing department.
“My international back-ground and my understanding of the different markets and Operating Company cultures help me to drive some of the key aspects of the Group agenda; direct sourcing and own brand products.”