B&Q owner Kingfisher has named Andrew Livingston as the chief executive of its Screwfix trade business.

Livingston, who is Screwfix commercial and ecommerce director, replaces Steve Willett who was promoted to become chief executive of group development and productivity at Kingfisher, a role which includes responsibility for developing the group’s multichannel operations.

Livingston’s previous roles include director of showroom at B&Q and chief operating officer at Wyevale Garden Centres.

The retailer said Willett will become chairman of Screwfix and continue to be closely involved with the business.

Kingfisher group chief executive Ian Cheshire said: “I am very pleased to once again be announcing an internal promotion to chief executive of a Kingfisher business. Andrew brings a wealth of experience to support the continued growth of Screwfix.”