Bunnings managing director, Mike Schneider has confirmed changes to the executive team to drive greater efficiency and value, while ensuring an unwavering focus on customers. 

“The last few years has seen us build capabilities across digital, data and our commercial business, and now is the right time to evolve our model to fully leverage these investments,” he said in a statement shared with Appliance Retailer.

“We have an incredibly talented and diverse team and ensuring our structure and operating model are as efficient as they can be is important to deliver on our strategic agenda.”

Bunnings chief customer officer, Ryan Baker has been appointed chief operating officer, with the supply chain team reporting to him, along with the merchandise and marketing functions he currently leads.

Bunnings chief financial officer, Rachael McVitty has transitioned to chief customer officer, leading store and commercial teams that serve customers. Officeworks chief operating officer, Michael Howard will fill the role of Bunnings chief financial officer.

As a result of these changes, Bunnings chief operating officer for commercial, Ben McIntosh will depart the business and chief transformation officer, Leah Balter will leave her current role to work with Bunnings and Wesfarmers on strategic Gen AI projects.

Current corporate affairs general manager, Maria McCarthy has decided to take time out and leave the business. She will support the search and onboarding of her successor over the next few months.

Separate to these changes, Bunnings director of merchandise, Jen Tucker has made the decision to leave the business on 1 July, 2024, following a family loss. Current merchandise general manager, Cam Rist, will be appointed acting merchandise director.