THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
Department Stores
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
Home & DIY
Health & Beauty
General Merchandise
Sports & Leisure
Retail Solutions
Food & Drink
DFS CEO Ian Filby to retire and be succeeded by Tim Stacey

Furniture retailer DFS has announced that its chief executive Ian Filby is to retire and be succeeded by Tim Stacey, its group chief operating officer.


DFS CEO Ian Filby to retire and be succeeded by Tim Stacey

Filby will step down from the company’s board on 31 October 2018 and remain with the business on a part time basis until 31 October 2019 during which time he will also take on the role of chairman of Sofology. Meanwhile, Stacey will become chief executive on 1 November after a six-month handover period.

Ian Durant, chairman of DFS Furniture, said: “Ian has done a superb job over his eight years leading the business, both as a private and public company. Under Ian’s leadership DFS has strengthened its position as the UK’s leading upholstery retailer, broadened its customer appeal through brand acquisitions and partnerships, and created excellent prospects for long-term growth.”

Stacey has been working with DFS since 2011. In his current role he has been responsible for leading the omnichannel transformation of the business, developing the leadership capability across the retail organisation, and leading the strategy and implementation of the property and supply chain transformation. He also led the acquisitions, integration and development of the Sofa Workshop and Dwell brands.

Prior to DFS, he spent 12 years at Alliance Boots where he was multichannel director with responsibility for

Durant added: “Following a rigorous internal and external selection process, we are delighted to appoint Tim to the role of chief executive. Tim joined DFS in 2011 and his wealth of experience in the retail sector and his great contribution to the success of DFS as group chief operating officer for the past three years, make Tim an excellent appointment for the business. I look forward to working with Tim in this new role.”

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe For Retail News


Retail Human Resources Summit
Retail Human Resources Summit
Wednesday 3 October 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th HR Summit 2018, The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1, 3rd October 2018
The Retail Design Summit 2018
The Retail Design Summit 2018
14 November 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre
The Retail Design Summit 2018
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
6 February 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London WG1 9DT
A truly omnichannel offering requires an understanding of customer behaviour across all shopping channels and how this should impact your overall business strategy