Paul Geddes among candidates to become Kingfisher boss

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Paul Geddes is one of the top candidates to become chief executive of DIY giant Kingfisher, Retail Week understands.

Geddes, who stood down as chief executive of insurance giant Direct Line last month, is said to be one of a small number of contenders to succeed Veronique Laury at the helm of the B&Q owner.

One source said that the choice is likely to be between Geddes and a French candidate – as well as B&Q, Kingfisher owns French home enhancement giant Castorama.

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