Bunnings general merchandise manager Craig Castelino departs

Craig Castelino

Bunnings UK general merchandise manager Craig Castelino is set to step down from his role and return to Australia.

The Australian DIY retailer bought Homebase in 2016 for £340 million and has been gradually rebranding its estate.

In October it revealed its introduction to the UK market had been troubled, seeing a 13.8 per cent drop in sales to £267 million over its first quarter.

During the Bunnings Expo in Birmingham earlier this week, Castelino’s imminent departure was announced.

He will reportedly be returning to Australia to undertake a senior leadership role in the retailer’s home market and its New Zealand arm.

This follows a similar departure in December from managing director PJ David, who has returned to Australia on sabbatical, with insiders speculating he may not return to the UK at all.

B&Q director Damian McGloughlin has now taken his place.

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