Resignation of David Anderson as a non-executive director

Thursday 20 February 2014

The John Lewis Partnership announces that David Anderson has decided to step down from the Board and Chair of the Partnership's Audit and Risk Committee for health reasons.

David Anderson joined the John Lewis Partnership Board in February 2011 and became Chair of its Audit and Risk Committee in August 2012. Baroness Hogg will act as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee until September 2014 when she is due to retire from the Board.

Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership said: 'I am very sad that it has become necessary for David to step down in these circumstances and would like to thank him for his contribution and leadership of the Audit and Risk Committee during his time on the Board.'

Notes to editors

The John Lewis Partnership - The John Lewis Partnership operates 40 John Lewis shops across the UK (30 department stores and 10 John Lewis at home),, 302 Waitrose shops, 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 85,500 staff are Partners in the business.


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John Lewis Partnership
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