Dunelm Group plc (LON:DNLM), the UK’s leading homewares retailer, has today announced that Paula Vennells CBE has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director, with immediate effect. She will be a member of the Audit and Risk, Remuneration and Nominations committees.
Paula is an experienced business leader, with deep consumer and retail experience. As CEO of the Post Office between 2012 and 2019, she led the separation from the Royal Mail and delivered a major turnaround of the business, including a dramatic restructuring of the portfolio and investment in new online services. Prior to joining the Post Office in 2007, she held senior commercial roles at Whitbread, Dixons and Argos.
Paula is Chair of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, a non-executive director of Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC, and a non-executive director of the Cabinet Office.
Chairman of Dunelm, Andy Harrison said:
“I am delighted to welcome Paula to our Board. Her experience of successfully leading the Post Office, a large and complex consumer business, through a period of significant change is extremely valuable, and she will be a great addition to our Board. We shall also benefit from the breadth and quality of Paula’s boardroom experience.”
No further disclosures are required under LR 9.6.14 with respect to this appointment, and together with her ‘persons closely associated’ Paula currently has no beneficial interests in the Company’s ordinary shares of one pence each.