DIY giant Kingfisher has poached Ikea’s UK chief executive, Peter Hogsted, to head its international division.

Kingfisher has also wooed away electricals retailer DSGi’s group finance director, Kevin O’Byrne, to succeed incumbent Duncan Tatton-Brown.

The appointments complete the new senior management team assembled by Kingfisher chief executive Ian Cheshire as he embarks on a turnaround of the international group, owner of B&Q in the UK.

Cheshire said: “I believe we now have a very strong top team with a clear focus on delivering a step-change in shareholder value.

“Peter is an experienced, hands-on operational retailer with 13 years’ experience in the home improvement sector, both in the UK and internationally.

“Kevin is a first-class finance director who brings considerable retail experience, as well as knowledge of the UK and international markets.”

Hogsted, who at present is also chairman of Ikea’s Polish business, will join on September 1. O’Byrne will take up his post a month later.

The two appointments follow those of former Superdrug chief executive Euan Sutherland as Kingfisher’s UK chief executive and Philippe Tible as head of the French division.

Nicholas Cadbury will succeed O'Byrne at DSGi on August 14. He has worked at the retailer since 1993 and is financial director of international electricals operations at present.