Founder and Life PresMr. William Adderley serves as Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective 1st January 2016. He has worked in, and is familiar with, all parts of the Group. Specific strengths in buying and trading with strong and longstanding supplier relationships. Has been instrumental in growing the Group to its current size having developed the outoftown format in the late 1990s. He is Executive Director and major shareholder, who spends his time on strategic activities which protect and enhance shareholder value and preserve the Groups culture and values. Member of the Nominations Committee. He joined the board 1992, and has worked for Dunelm for his whole career. He took over the daytoday running of the Group from his father in 1996. Remained as Chief Executive through the Groups IPO in 2006. Became Deputy Chairman in February 2011 and was reappointed Chief Executive in September 2014. Resumed his role of Deputy Chairman when John Browett became Chief Executive on 1 January 2016.
Age: 68 Founder Since 2016