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The group has a successful Board with a diversity of characters, background and experiences.

Directors and Officers

Bill Adderley - Founder and Life President

Bill Adderley, together with his wife Jean, founded the business in 1979. Although no longer on the Board or actively involved in management, Bill and Jean remain major shareholders.

Andy Harrison - Chairman

Key strengths: A former CEO with considerable experience of leading large consumer facing organisations with a strong service offer. Long-standing plc experience and shareholder understanding.

Dunelm role: Chairs the Board and the Nomination Committee. Regularly visits stores to meet store colleagues and members of the senior management team. Leads investor presentations and attends shareholder meetings.

Joined Dunelm Board: September 2014.

Previous experience: Chief Executive of Whitbread plc from 2005 to 2016. Chief Executive of easyJet plc from 2005. Chief Executive of RAC plc between 1996 and 2005. Non-Executive director and chair of Audit Committee at EMAP plc from 2000 to 2008.

Other commitments: None

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Will Adderley - Deputy Chairman

Key strengths: Has worked in, and is familiar with, all parts of the Group. Specific product strengths in buying and trading with strong and long-standing supplier relationships. Has been instrumental in growing the Group to its current size having, as the former CEO, developed out-of town format in the late 1990s.

Dunelm role: Executive Director and major shareholder, who spends his time on strategic activities which protect and enhance shareholder value and preserve the Group’s culture and values. Member of the Nominations Committee.

Joined Dunelm Board: 1992, and has worked for Dunelm for his whole career. He took over the day-to-day running of the Group from his father in 1996. Remained as Chief Executive through the Group’s IPO in 2006. Became Deputy Chairman in February 2011 and was reappointed Chief Executive in September 2014. Resumed his role as Deputy Chairman when John Browett became Chief Executive on 1 January 2016.

Previous experience: All parts of Dunelm’s business.

Other commitments: Director of WA Capital Ltd

John Browett - Chief Executive

Key strengths:  Experienced Chief Executive.   Exceptional combination of business leadership together with outstanding retail skills across a breadth of sectors, from grocery to electricals and fashion.  Proven experience of applying technology in multi-channel operations.

Dunelm role: Leads the Group and the Executive Board. In addition to his Board role, liaises with the Remuneration Committee in respect of below Board remuneration.

Joined Dunelm Board: July 2015

Previous experience:  Various leadership positions at Tesco PLC, including appointments as Strategy Director, CEO of Tesco.com, and Group Operations Development Director. CEO of Dixons Retail plc. Senior Vice President Apple Retail . CEO of Monsoon 2012 to 2015.

Other commitments: Non-Executive Director of Octopus Investments Ltd and Octopus Capital Ltd.

Keith Down - Chief Financial Officer

Key strengths: Finance background and extensive plc experience in retail and consumer businesses. Understanding of investor community.  Strategic and financial perspective across a number of Group functions.

Dunelm role: Leads the finance department, as well as taking responsibility for a number of strategic and cross-functional initiatives. Participates in Audit and Risk Committee meetings by invitation and sits on the Executive Board.

Joined Dunelm Board: December 2015

Previous experience: Chartered Accountant who, after qualifying at KPMG, held a number of senior finance roles in convenience retailing and at Tesco PLC. Finance Director of JD Wetherspoon Plc between 2008 and 2011, and Chief Financial Officer at The Go-Ahead Group Plc between 2011 and 2015.

Other commitments: Non-Executive Director of Topps Tiles plc.

Simon Emeny - Non-Executive Senior Independent Director

Key strengths: A current CEO with extensive general management experience in a retail model, customer service and hospitality expertise. Long standing Plc experience and shareholder understanding.

Dunelm role: Regularly visits stores to meet store colleagues and members of the senior management team. Attends investor presentations and shareholder meetings. Chairs the Remuneration Committee.

Joined Dunelm Board: June 2007.

Previous experience: Sales and marketing, customer service and general management in the brewing and hospitality sector.

Other commitments: Chief Executive of Fuller Smith and Turner Plc.

Marion Sears - Non-Executive Director

Key strengths: Extensive City, investor and banking experience including mergers and acquisitions. Customer focused and strategic. Long-standing Plc experience and shareholder understanding.

Dunelm role: Regularly visits stores to meet store staff and members of the senior management team. Together with the Chairman, takes specific responsibility for co-ordinating the Board’s corporate governance duties and for liaising with shareholders on corporate governance matters. Attends investor presentations and shareholder meetings.

Joined Dunelm Board: July 2004.

Previous experience: Robert Fleming, JP Morgan Investment Banking.

Other commitments: Non-Executive Director of Persimmon PLC, Fidelity European Values PLC, Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust PLC and WA Capital Ltd

Liz Doherty - Non-Executive Director

Key strengths: Broad operational experience and a strong track record across a number of international retail and consumer businesses. Familiar with the challenges around brands, marketing and on-line. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Dunelm role: Regularly visits stores to meet store colleagues and members of the senior management team. Attends investor presentations and shareholder meetings. Chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.

Joined Dunelm Board: May 2013.

Previous experience: Finance Director of Reckitt Benckiser PLC and Brambles Limited (Australia), International Finance Director of Tesco PLC.

Other commitments: Non-Executive Director of Corbion NV and Novartis International AG.

William Reeve - Non-Executive Director

Key strengths:  A serial entrepreneur and investor with deep digital experience, who can operate at Board level .

Dunelm role: Regularly visits stores to meet store colleagues and members of the senior management team. Attends investor presentations and shareholder meetings.

Joined Dunelm Board: July 2015

Previous experience: Co-founder of three internet-related businesses: Fletcher Research, LOVEFiLM.com, and Secret Escapes. Non-exec Director of numerous others including Graze.com, Paddy Power PLC and Zoopla.‎

Other commitments:  None

Peter Ruis - Non-Executive Director

Key Strengths: A current CEO with deep experience in retail and brands, working for both large and more entrepreneurial organisations, with a particular expertise in marketing.

Dunelm Role: As a non-executive Director, provides strategic advice, monitors management performance and oversees risk management. Regularly visits stores to meet store colleagues and members of the senior management team. Attends investor presentations and shareholder meetings.

Joined Dunelm Board: September 2015

Previous Experience: Senior positions at John Lewis Partnership, Levi Strauss and Ted Baker.

Other Commitments: Chief Executive of Jigsaw.

Dawn Durrant - Company Secretary

Key strengths: Extensive Plc company secretarial and legal experience including corporate governance, legal and regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, company and commercial, retail and consumer law.

Dunelm role: Responsible for governance, legal and regulatory matters.

Joined Dunelm Board: November 2011.

Previous experience: Qualified as a solicitor at Allen & Overy. Company secretary of Geest Plc.

Other commitments: None