Laura Carr has joined the board of homewares retailer Dunelm Group as CFO.  

As announced on 18th May this year, she succeeds Keith Down, who stepped down from the board on 24th May to take up a role closer to his family home.

Laura was formerly group financial controller of Compass Group, the FTSE 30 multinational contract food, hospitality and support services company, a position which she held since February 2017. Prior to this she was CFO of Indigo Books & Music, Canada's largest book, gift and speciality toy retailer, from 2014 to 2017.

Laura held a number of senior finance roles with Japan Tobacco International between 2004 and 2013. She qualified as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Dunelm chairman Andy Harrison says: "Laura brings a breadth of business and finance experience, which will really help us to achieve our ambitious business plans to become the leading multichannel retailer in our space."