– UK, Syston – Dunelm Group plc (LON: DNLM), the UK’s leading homewares retailer, today announced the appointment of Ajay Kavan and Dan Taylor to its Board as Non-Executive Directors effective from 1 March 2024.
“I am very pleased to welcome Ajay and Dan to Dunelm. Their appointments reflect our ongoing focus on ensuring effective Board composition and complementary skill sets. Ajay’s experience across a range of well-known retailers strengthens our Board as we continue to drive multi-channel growth across our total retail system. Dan’s experience, particularly in the delivery of digital growth strategies in consumer-facing businesses, will add further expertise and value as we continue to evolve and improve our customer proposition. I look forward to working with them both.” said Board Chair, Alison Brittain.
The company also announced that Ajay and Dan will join the Audit and Risk, Remuneration, and Nominations committees.
About Ajay Kavan
Ajay is a senior advisor to the global investment firm, KKR, and a member of the advisory panel to Piper Private Equity. He serves in a non-executive capacity on the board of Rohlik Group, a European technology leader in e-grocery and an Index Ventures-backed unicorn, and he is Vice-Chair at the Prince of Wales’s charity, In Kind Direct. Ajay brings extensive retail experience having been CEO of Matches Fashion from 2020 to 2021 and an Amazon VP from 2011 to 2020, where he scaled multiple categories and held global roles including launching Amazon Fresh in Europe/Asia. Before this, he held executive roles at Kingfisher and Home Retail Group.
About Daniel Taylor
Dan Taylor has solid experience in digital, consumer-facing brands. He is currently CEO at Flutter International, at global betting and gaming company Flutter Entertainment plc, where he is responsible for all of the Group’s international brands, a role he has held since 2020. Before this, he was CEO of PaddyPowerBetfair, where he has also held the roles of MD, UK & Ireland, and MD, Retail. Dan has also been Managing Director of Teletext Holidays and Director of Strategy and Commercial Development at DMG Media.
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