Marion Sears

Non-independent Non-Executive Director


Designated Non-Executive Director for colleague matters

Key strengths

Extensive City, investor and banking experience including mergers and acquisitions. Customer focused and strategic. Long-standing plc experience and shareholder understanding.

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 store colleagues and members of the senior management team. Now non-independent, as defined by tenure, but asked to remain on the Board by the Board members and Adderley family. Attends investor presentations. Designated Non-Executive Director for colleague matters and usually attends meetings of the National Colleague Voice.

Joined Dunelm Board

July 2004. Marion was Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee from 2006 to 2015 and Chair of the Nominations Committee until 2016

Previous experience

Robert Fleming, JP Morgan Investment Banking.

Other commitments

Non-Executive Director of Fidelity European Trust plc, Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust plc and Keywords Studios plc, and Director of WA Capital Limited. Member of Chapter Zero, the Directors' Climate Forum, and a regular attendee of its events. Past Chair of the Corporate Responsibility Committee at Persimmon plc.

Gender and ethnicity

Female, White British.