Kavanagh oversees all HR activity at Travis Perkins, which counts Wickes, Tile Giant and the eponymous Travis Perkins among its retail brands and Holdon, Neue and safety footwear and workwear brand Scruffs Hardwear among its products.
Travis Perkins is the UK’s largest product supplier to the building and construction market. It operates 18 businesses from 1,975 sites across the UK and Ireland and comprises a portfolio of businesses that are organised into four divisions: general merchanting, plumbing and heating, contracts, and consumer.
With a solid retail background, Kavanagh’s previous experience includes Home Retail Group and Safeway Food Stores (now Morrisons).
She is a former non-executive director of Leeds Building Society and currently serves on the advisory board for temporary agency labour procurer De Poel.