John Lewis Partnership appoints Mark Price as Deputy Chairman alongside role as MD, Waitrose
The John Lewis Partnership announces today that Mark Price will become Deputy Chairman, succeeding David Barclay on conclusion of his final term in office as a non-executive director. Mark will continue in his role as Managing Director of Waitrose and will assume these additional responsibilities in August.
Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, said: 'I am delighted that Mark will be taking up the role of Deputy Chairman. In his 31 years with the Partnership, Mark has worked across John Lewis, Waitrose and group roles and is well placed to take on this additional leadership role at a Partnership level as we continue to grow our business.'
'David Barclay has made a hugely important contribution to the Partnership Board and its committees. Having joined as one of our first non-executive directors in 2006, he became Deputy Chairman in 2007 and has played a key role in establishing our non-executive directors as an essential part of the Board. David has kindly agreed to remain on the Partnership Board until 28 February 2014 to continue as Chair of the Remuneration Committee and to assist in recruiting his successor as non-executive director.'
Chairmanship of the Board's Audit and Risk and Remuneration sub-committees will continue to be provided by non-executive directors.
Notes to editors
The John Lewis Partnership - The John Lewis Partnership operates 39 John Lewis shops across the UK (30 department stores and nine John Lewis at home), johnlewis.com, 256 Waitrose supermarkets, 38 Waitrose convenience stores, waitrose.com and business to business contracts in the UK and abroad. The business has annual gross sales of over £9.5bn. It is the UK's largest example of worker co-ownership where all 84,700 staff are Partners in the business.
For further information please contact:
John Lewis Partnership
Andrew Moys, Director of Communications
Telephone: 020 7592 6292
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Simon Rigby / Nicola Swift
Telephone: 020 7638 9571