Octopus Labs Mentor - John Browett
John Browett
Chief Executive of Dunelm Group plc

John joined Dunelm Group plc, the leading specialist out-of-town homewares retailer, in July 2015 as Chief Executive Designate and officially took over the role of Chief Executive in January 2016.

Previous to joining Dunelm, John was CEO at the fashion retailer Monsoon Accessorize Ltd and before that Dixons Retail, with a stint in between at Apple Inc. as Head of Retail. During his time at Dixons, he was responsible for major improvements in customer service, helping the business to shape its post-internet retail offering.

Prior to this he worked at Tesco plc in a number of roles, including CEO of Tesco.com and a group operational role where he focused on improving service and productivity. John is also a Non- Executive Director of Octopus Investments and has a Degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and an MBA degree from Wharton Business School. John has proven experience of applying technology in multi-channel operations along with outstanding retail skills across a breadth of sectors, from grocery to electricals and fashion, with an exceptional combination of business leadership.