Sofa giant DFS has appointed Boots UK’s director of healthcare services and solutions Tim Stacey as its online and business development director.

Stacey will report directly to DFS chief executive Ian Filby in the newly created role, and will focus on developing DFS’ online business.

Stacey spent 12 years at Boots, where he was responsible for identifying and developing areas of growth for the company. 

As director of multichannel at Boots, he led its multichannel transformation programme, including the re-platforming of and the creation of the Health and Wellbeing website,

Filby said:  “We are delighted to welcome someone of Tim’s calibre to DFS and are excited to work with him as we look to develop our multi-channel offering, in particular our online proposition.

“Tim has extensive experience in the retail sector and will be an asset to the team.”