Carol Kavanagh, Group HR director, Travis Perkins Group
Paul Creber, September 17, 2018
Carol Kavanagh is Group HR Director for Travis Perkins PLC, which is the UK's largest distributor of building materials, with a prestigious history dating back over 200 years.
Across the Group, Carol oversees the people strategy for more than 28,000 colleagues, who operate from more than 2,000 branches, stores and sites nationwide for brands such as Travis Perkins, Wickes, Toolstation, City Plumbing and Benchmarx.
Carol is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee and in addition to HR is responsible for the Corporate Communications and Safety functions as well as the Tile Giant business unit.
Prior to joining Travis Perkins, Kavanagh was HR Director at Argos and Group HRD for Storehouse (now Mothercare). She has also held senior HR roles at Ladbrokes and Safeway (now Morrison's).
A graduate of Manchester University, and an adviser for British Swimming, she is an active swimmer herself. Carol is also a Non Executive Director of Verona Stone, and has previously held a Non Executive Director role at Leeds Building Society.