He is also ultimately accountable for the Partnership's commercial performance and is responsible for developing a business strategy which ensures the long-term sustainability of the Partnership in a competitive environment. His democratic and commercial roles come together when he appears twice a year at the Partnership Council to report on the performance of the trading divisions and on responses to the annual Partner Survey, to set out strategic goals and to answer questions from elected representatives.
About Sir Charlie Mayfield
Sir Charlie Mayfield became the Partnership's fifth Chairman in March 2007. He joined the Partnership in 2000 as Head of Business Development, responsible for business strategy and development for both John Lewis and Waitrose.