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Company Overview of John Lewis Partnership plc

Company Overview

John Lewis Partnership plc is engaged in the retail business in the United Kingdom. It operates its stores under John Lewis and Waitrose brand names. The company’s John Lewis stores offer fashion, beauty, home, giftware, and electrical and home technology products; duvets, pillows, furnishing fabrics, and ready-made curtains; and spa service, which include facials, massages, waxing, and tanning, as well as treatments for nails, brows, and lashes. Its Waitrose stores provide food staples, including beef, chicken, apples, and potatoes; dairy produce comprising yoghurts, dairy ice-cream, milk, cream, cheddar, and butter; and fruits, vegetables, bacon, sausages, ice cream, wines, cheeses, honey,...

171 Victoria Street

London,  SW1E 5NN

United Kingdom

Founded in 1864

90,000 Employees


44 20 7828 1000

Key Executives for John Lewis Partnership plc

Managing Director and Director
Age: 50
Executive Chairman, Managing Director of Department Stores and Chairman of Chairmans Nominations Committee
Age: 47
Acting Finance Director and Director
Operations Director
Deputy Chairman, Lead Director of Crisis Management Team and Managing Director of Waitrose
Age: 53
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

John Lewis Partnership plc Key Developments

John Lewis Partnership plc Announces Management Changes, Effective Dec. 1, 2014

John Lewis Partnership plc has appointed Loraine Woodhouse as acting group finance director, effective December 1, 2014. Helen Weir, the Partnership's Finance Director, had tendered her resignation with a six month notice period. Helen will step down from the Board on 1 December 2014 and commence gardening leave on 30 January 2015. In the meantime, Helen will conclude and handover various projects related to her role, ensuring a smooth transition. Loraine Woodhouse joined the Partnership in August 2013 after leaving her previous role as Finance Director of fashion retailer Hobbs.

Helen Weir Resigns as Finance Director of John Lewis Partnership plc

John Lewis Partnership plc announced that Helen Weir, Finance Director, has tendered her resignation from the partnership in order to take up another role. Helen is expected to work her six month notice period and her departure date will be announced in due course.

John Lewis Partnership plc Announces Changes in Management Team

John Lewis Partnership plc announced that Keith Hubber has been appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary with effect from 1 February 2015. Keith is an experienced Corporate Lawyer and Company Secretary. He joins John from BG group where he has spent 13 years, first as a corporate lawyer and then, from 2007, as Company Secretary, moving to Deputy General Counsel in 2011. Alan will remain in post as interim Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary until the end of January 2015, to enable Keith, who joins in December, to have a full induction to the Partnership.

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