Dahnke To Succeed Bellamy As Williams-Sonoma’s Chair Of The Board

Williams-Sonoma’s Adrian Bellamy will retire as chair of the board of directors, effective June 3, 2020, the date of the company’s annual meeting of stockholders. The board has appointed Scott Dahnke to succeed Bellamy as the new chair.

Bellamy joined Williams-Sonoma’s board in 1997 and served as lead independent director from 2009 to 2010 when he was elected chair of the board. During his tenure, he has served on all of the board committees, including currently serving as chair of the compensation committee and a member of the nominations, corporate governance, and social responsibility committee. Bellamy has also been a strong advocate of sustainability and played an instrumental role in strengthening the company’s leadership in this area.

“We would like to thank Adrian for his 23 years of service and contributions. His leadership, experience, and commitment over these years have been invaluable to our company, and more personally, I have benefited deeply from Adrian’s advice, guidance, and friendship. We wish him the very best in his retirement,” said Laura Alber, president and CEO, Williams Sonoma.

Dahnke joined the Williams-Sonoma board as a director in April 2019. He has served as the global co-CEO of L Catterton since 2003, including facilitating the formation of Catterton’s partnership with LVMH. Prior to L Catterton, he also served as partner at McKinsey & Company, advising on an array of strategic and operational issues for clients in the consumer sector.