Sir Will Adderley

Deputy Chairman


Key strengths

Will 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 out-of-town format in the late 1990s.

Dunelm role

Director and major shareholder, who spends his time on strategic activities which protect and enhance shareholder value and preserve the Group's culture and values. Member of the Nominations Committee. Resumed his role as Deputy Chairman in January 2016. Retains an executive role to support the business in matters agreed with the CEO, as required. Current focus is on supplier relationships, sustainability and mentoring colleagues internally.

Joined Dunelm Board

1992 and has worked for Dunelm for his whole career. He took over the day-to-day running of the Group from his father in 1996. Remained as Chief Executive through the Group’s IPO in 2006. Became Deputy Chairman in February 2011 and was reappointed Chief Executive in September 2014.

Previous experience

All parts of Dunelm’s business.

Other commitments

WA Capital Limited and The Stoneygate Trust, a multi purpose charity with a particular focus on medical research and helping to support equal educational opportunities to economically disadvantaged children and students.

Gender and ethnicity

Male, White British.