Group Chief Executive Officer
Tim Stacey, CEO of the DFS Group, joined DFS in July 2011, prior to becoming the Group CEO he held a number of key leadership roles across the business.
Tim has a wealth of leadership and retail experience, including 12 years at Alliance Boots in roles such as Multi-Channel Director for Boots.com and Director for Online and Business Development.
Tim has a BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance from Nottingham Trent University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
Group Chief Financial Officer
Mike is the Group's CFO and leads the finance function, the Group's property activities, long-term strategic development programme.
Prior to joining DFS, Mike previously spent 13 years in corporate finance roles at leading investment banks including Citi and also UBS, where he gained experience advising a wide range of customer focused companies.
Mike has a MA (Hons) in Economics and Management from Cambridge University and a CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting.
Group Supply Chain Director
Alex Salden has responsibility for the Group's supply chain operations and development. As Group Supply Chain Director, he recently led the significant change programme across the DFS supply chain to open a new network of Customer Delivery Centres.
Alex has over 25 years experience working in retail supply chain and logistics both within UK and Internationally.
Alex holds an MBA and a BA(Hons) Business Studies and is also a member (MCIT) of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Group People Director
Managing Director of DFS
Nick Smith, Managing Director of DFS, joined the business in October 2017, prior to becoming Managing Director in November 2019, held the roles of Chief Retail Officer and Retail Director.
Nick has over 30 years of retail leadership experience, including Dixons Carphone undertaking a number of senior leadership roles within Dixons, Currys and PC World latterly as the Retail Director
He also holds executive responsibility for our International businesses.
CEO of Dwell
Peter joined Dwell as CEO in November 2018.
He has an extensive and diverse retail background over 25 years holding executive leadership roles across the globe within Pret, Selfridges, Gant, Value Retail (Luxury outlet destinations) and latterly as Managing Director of Le Pain Quotidien.
Peter is also a development board member of the charity Tender, a non-profit charity focused on educating schools/youth projects on healthy relationships based on equality and respect.
Group Technology Director
Russell Harte has executive responsibility for the Group's technology activities. He led the re-platform of the DFS on-line channels and the digitisation of services in the organisation to drive a more modern and customer centric technology environment.
Prior to DFS, Russell held a number of IT roles within IBM and spent 8 years working for Alliance Boots where his most recent role was Head of Multichannel Development.
Russell has a BEng (Hons) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
CEO of Sofology
Sally Hopson MBE joined Sofology as CEO in September 2018.
She has an extensive retail background over 30 years including Habitat, Asda and Pets at Home.
Sally has a degree from London University (SOAS) in History and is a trustee for Retail Trust and was awarded an MBE for services to Diversity in 2006.
Chief Operating Officer
Scott leads the group sourcing, manufacturing, procurement and business transformation teams as well as chairing our Dwell subsidiary.
Prior to joining DFS, Scott held senior level roles at a range of leading consumer organisations, including Vodafone, Game Group, Calvin Klein Brands and Somerfield.
Scott is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).