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Dunelm appoints Laura Carr as new chief financial officer

The FTSE 250-listed firm said Laura Carr is group Financial controller of Compass Group, and prior to this role she was CFO of Indigo Books & Music
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Laura Carr succeeds Keith Down, who is stepping down to take up a role closer to his family home

Dunelm Group PLC (LON:DNLM) has announced that Laura Carr will be appointed as chief financial officer of the company in autumn.

The FTSE 250-listed firm said Laura Carr is group Financial controller of Compass Group (LON:CPG), and prior to this role she was CFO of Indigo Books & Music, and held a number of senior finance roles with Japan Tobacco International. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Read: Dunelm shares rise as retailer sees good third quarter sales performance

Laura Carr succeeds Keith Down, who is stepping down to take up a role closer to his family home. Meanwhile David Stead, Dunelm’s former CFO, has joined the group as interim CFO to help smooth the transition, which has allowed Keith Down to step down from the board earlier than expected, on 24 May.

Andy Harrison, chairman of Dunelm said: “ We are looking forward to Laura joining the Dunelm team to work with Nick Wilkinson, our new CEO.”

He added: “Laura brings a breadth of business and finance experience, which will really help us to achieve our ambitious business plans to become the leading multi-channel retailer in our space."

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