Dunelm names new non-exec director

Rachel Osborne

Homewares retailer Dunelm has named Rachel Osborne as a non-executive director, and she’ll take up the post in April next year, sitting on the Audit and Risk, Remuneration, and Nominations committees.

Rachel, currently Chief Financial Officer of Domino’s Pizza Group plc, is an experienced finance and strategy specialist. She is a chartered accountant, and has held a number of finance director and strategic planning roles with large consumer and retail businesses, including Vodafone, John Lewis, Sodexo, Kingfisher and PepsiCo.

Chairman of Dunelm, Andy Harrison said: “I am delighted to welcome Rachel to the Board of Dunelm.  Her broad retail background, finance and strategic experience will be a valuable addition to our Board and our Audit and Risk Committee.”

Simon Emeny, Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee, will retired from the Board earlier this month.

Following his retirement, Liz Doherty, who has served on the Board since May 2013, and is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, will become the Senior Independent Director.  William Reeve, who joined the Board in July 2015, will chair the Remuneration Committee, having sat on that committee since his appointment.