Wine warehouse Majestic Wine has appointed Kingfisher group communications director Ian Harding to its board as a non-executive director.

Harding, who is responsible for the DIY retailer’s worldwide investor and media relations programmes, begins his new role on June 1.

“I’m delighted to be joining Majestic Wine, a very successful and genuinely innovative multi-channel retailer literally bubbling over with future potential,” said Harding.

“Most weekends involve enjoying some wine from Majestic and flying my stunt plane but definitely not in that order.”

Harding has worked at Kingfisher for 17 years, in which time he has held senior financial positions, including group financial controller.

Prior to joining Kingfisher, Harding was an auditor with PwC for eight years.