Arja Taaveniku

INDEPENDENT Non-Executive Director



Key strengths

A former CEO with a breadth of knowledge from international home retail businesses, with specific expertise in the strategic and operational development of customer propositions and product value chains, alongside environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives.

Dunelm role

As a Non-Executive Director, provides strategic advice, monitors management performance and oversees risk management. Regularly visits the Dunelm website, stores and non-store sites to meet colleagues and members of the senior management team and attends meetings of the National Colleague Voice by rotation. Attends investor presentations.

Joined Dunelm Board

February 2021

Previous experience

Member of Group Executive Kingfisher plc and CEO of it's subsidiary, Kingfisher International Products Limited (2015 to 2018). CEO of lkano Group S.A. (2012 to 2015). Various leadership roles at IKEA Group including Global Business Area Director (1989 to 2012).

Other commitments

Chair of the board at Svenska Handelsfastigheter AB and Polarn O. Pyret, Non-Executive Director at Nobia Group, Non-Executive Director at Handelsbanken Group.

Gender and ethnicity

Female, White Swedish.