Following the recent appointment ofCharles Banksto group chief executive, two senior management positions atWolseley's corporate headquarters have been announced, effective 1 August 2001.Rob Marchbankhas been appointed director of strategic planning and development. His responsibilities will be to focus on Wolseley's overall strategy for continued and long-term development, to ensure comprehensive planning is in place for Wolseley's continued growth in sales and profits for new and existing markets.

Mike Verrier has been appointed group treasurer. He joined Wolseley in May 2000 from Albright & Wilson where he was group treasurer.