Former Kingfisher executive George Adams has joined furniture retailer ScS as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

Former Kingfisher veteran George Adams has joined furniture retailer ScS

Adams, who spent 16 years at B&Q owner Kingfisher, will become chair of the ScS remuneration committee.

During his time at Kingfisher, Adams held several high-profile roles including chief executive of Europe development, group commercial director and commercial managing director for B&Q.

In his role with the DIY giant, Adams oversaw a huge rise in B&Q’s sales from £1.9bn to £3.5bn.

He has also held chief executive positions at Spicers Group and Maxeda DIY Group.

Adams said: “I am excited to be joining ScS at this time in their development, utilising my experience of retailing in many different markets.”

ScS chairman Alan Smith added: “I am delighted to welcome George to the board of ScS. George’s strong retail and consumer goods background will be of great value, and I look forward to his contribution.”