British Airways Chair Keith Williams has been appointed as John Lewis’ Non-Executive Deputy Chairman. He is retiring from his role as BA Chairman at the end of this month. He has been on the JLP board for two years. He is taking up his new on April 4th, when Mark Price leaves the partnership for his new role as Trade Minister for the foreign office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Fashion Director Justin O’Shea is resigning at the end of March. He was promoted in January to Fashion Director, joining the retailer in 2001. He is taking on a new position outside of the company, but no further information has been provided. Mytheresa, subsidiary of Neiman Marcus, has not yet confirmed a replacement.
Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Miller has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of the convenience chain. Miller will succeed current CEO James Lancaster April 1st who will retire and maintain the role of Non-Executive Chairman until April 2017. Miller has been with the convenience chain for 25 years and has held roles in finance, human resources, IT and led store development. Miller will be replaced by former Tesco Finance Director Simon Fuller who joined McColl’s in October. McColl’s has also appointed Angus Porter as its new Non-Executive Director to join its board at the beginning of April.
Susannah Bosanquet has been named McArthurGlen’s new Director of Communications. Bosanquet has been brought on board to help the designer outlet group grow its retail footprint by 50% in the next three years, leading their consumer, corporate, brand partner marketing and B2B communications activities worldwide.
House of Fraser
The department store has created a new executive role to oversee buying and design, hiring Asos’s Global Product and Trading Director Maria Hollins. This is the first time the buying and design teams will be brought together. They are aiming for a more consistent approach to buying, design and sourcing.