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Appointment of Partnership Council President

Friday 20 February 2015

The John Lewis Partnership announces that Trevor Phillips has been elected Partnership Council President. The appointment will be effective from 25 March 2015 when David Jones steps down. Trevor will be the first external appointment to the role since 1928. The Partnership Council is the democratically elected body that represents Partners and votes on key issues.

Trevor is Deputy Chair of the Board of the National Equality Standard, and Chair of Green Park Diversity Analytics. He is also a Director of WebberPhillips and Pepper Productions. He is a former Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and is an experienced broadcaster.

Jane Burgess, Partners' Counsellor, said: 'David has done a great job over the last five years and has played a central role in growing the Council's influence.

'I'm delighted to welcome Trevor to the Partnership Council. Trevor has a wealth of experience and will bring a valuable external perspective and an independent and authoritative voice to the core of our democracy.

Trevor Phillips said: 'I am absolutely delighted to be working with the John Lewis Partnership, continuing and developing the work of my predecessor, David Jones in strengthening the voice of the partners within the business. The extraordinary success of the unique employee ownership model has been central to making this company one of Britain's most admired and inspirational enterprises, and it's an enormous privilege to be elected to this role by the Partnership Council'.


For further information please contact:

John Lewis Partnership
Neil Spring, Group Senior External Communications Manager
Telephone: 07890 777464

Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Simon Rigby / Jos Bieneman
Telephone: 020 7638 9571