Nina Bhatia appointed as Executive Director, Strategy & Commercial Development

Tuesday 4 February 2020

The John Lewis Partnership today announced the appointment of Nina Bhatia as Executive Director, Strategy & Commercial Development.

Nina will join on 17 February, reporting to Chairman Sharon White as a member of the new Executive Team.

Nina has an impressive track record as a leader in disruptive, digitally-led businesses as well as established service organisations. Most recently she was the MD of Hive, one of Europe’s largest connected home businesses and part of Centrica. Prior to this, she led one of British Gas’s home services businesses, delivering electrical and plumbing/drainage repairs to millions of homes. Nina also brings deep strategy experience  – she was a Partner at McKinsey & Co. for over 10 years working with clients in the consumer, energy, healthcare and public sectors. 

Nina said: "I am delighted to be joining the Partnership. The business's purpose and its two incredibly strong brands resonate strongly with me. Working with Partners across the business, I look forward to developing a strategy for the Partnership that is relevant to our customers, is built on trust and delivers commercial value.”

Sharon said: “Nina brings tremendous commercial and strategic experience and will play a crucial role as part of the newly-formed Future Partnership Executive team.”


Nina also sits on the Board of Domestic & General as a non-executive director and also on the Advisory Board of the Cambridge Judge Business School. Nina holds a Double First-Class degree in Law from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. 

About the John Lewis Partnership

The John Lewis Partnership owns and operates two of Britain's best-loved retail brands - John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners. Started as a radical idea nearly a century ago, the Partnership is now the largest employee-owned business in the UK, with more than 80,000 employees who are all Partners in the business and share in its profits. The Partnership operates on strong democratic principles, which means that every Partner has a say in how the organisation is run. The business has annual gross sales of over £11.7bn, 388 shops and a leading online business. Its commercial strategy is focused on differentiation rather than scale, through investment in innovation and Partner-led service.


John Lewis Partnership

Sarah Henderson
Partner & Senior External Communications Manager
Tel: 07764 676036