DFS's chair Richard Baker will leave the post next year after six years in the role.
"It will be two years from DFS' Ipo next spring and it will be a good time to pass on the baton of chairing this great British company. The transition to a public company has been successful; DFS has an experienced board and a strong management team. I will remain fully involved while my board colleagues look for a new chairman, said Baker.
Independent director Luke Mayhew will lead the process of looking under the cushions to find Baker's replacement. And once that person has been found a more precise resignation date will be announced.
DFS chief exec Ian Filby thanked Baker for his time in the role: "Through his strong leadership and deep retail sector experience Richard has contributed significantly to the Group's development and growth over the last six years."