Halfords finance director Nick Wharton has been appointed a non-executive director of value homeware group Dunelm.

He joins with immediate effect and will chair the audit committee as well as sit on the remuneration and nominations committees.

Dunelm chairman Geoff Cooper was “delighted” at Wharton’s appointment. Cooper said: “His wealth of experience and knowledge of the retail sector will be a great asset as we continue to pursue our growth strategy.”

Before joining Halfords Wharton previously worked for retailers including Boots Opticians, and Do-it-All.