DFS hires new non-executive director
Furniture retailer DFS has appointed Gill Barr as a non-executive director.
Due to take up her role on 1 March 2023, she has previously been a non-executive director of McCarthy & Stone and Morgan Sindall.
Barr’s executive career has included a stint as group marketing director of The Co-operative Group from 2011 to 2014. She is also a former marketing director of John Lewis and spent seven years in senior marketing roles at Kingfisher.
At DFS she will also be appointed as chair of the remuneration committee and as a member of the audit and nomination committees.
Steve Johnson, DFS chairman, said, “I am delighted to welcome Gill to the board. Her customer facing and business development expertise is directly relevant to the group’s strategy. Her experience in remuneration will bring valuable experience and insight to the remuneration committee. I look forward to working closely with Gill over the next few years.”
Barr is currently a non-executive director of Wincanton, N Brown and Paypoint.
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