The Partnership operates on strong democratic principles, which means that every Partner has a say in how the organisation is run. John Lewis is set for a big shake up. Previously Charlie was the Government-appointed Chair of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills from 2010 to 2016, Chair of the British Retail Consortium from 2014 to 2016 and was a Director of FabIndia and London First. “I look forward to welcoming Sharon to the Partnership around the turn of the year and to working with her during a thorough handover. Since March 2015 Sharon has been the Chief Executive of Ofcom, the UK’s communications services regulator. Video, 00:02:42John Lewis targets new services to deliver growth, Up Next, Biden: 'Each ballot must be counted' Video, 00:01:45Biden: 'Each ballot must be counted'. or much of the 20th century, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer didn’t have to try that hard. He has an MBA from Cranfield. He is also a Trustee of Place2Be, a Trustee of the British Museum and the Non-Executive Chairman of QA. He received an honorary doctorate from Loughborough University in 2013 and an honorary doctorate in Science from the University of Reading in 2014. Sharon is also a non-executive Board member of Barratt Developments Plc, the UK FTSE 100 house builder and a Trustee of Sadler’s Wells Trust Ltd. She is a trained economist and studied at Cambridge University and University College London. Prior to taking on the role as CEO of Ofcom, Sharon carried out a number of senior roles within UK Government over a 12 year period including, Second Permanent Secretary and Director General, Public Spending, HM Treasury, Director General, Law, Rights and International at the Ministry of Justice, Chief Executive Officer for the Criminal Justice System in the Office for Criminal Justice Reform and Director, Policy for the International Development Department. Charlie began his career as an officer in the Scots Guards. The buy-to-rent property development plan seems smart. Video, 00:01:02One-minute World News, First-time US voter: 'Butterflies with every refresh on your browser' Video, 00:02:43First-time US voter: 'Butterflies with every refresh on your browser', US election: Global media react to neck-and-neck race. Sharon White, Chairman designate, said: “It is a great honour to be asked to succeed Charlie as the sixth Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership. They're still counting the votes', 'People did not want to admit supporting Trump' Video, 00:00:44'People did not want to admit supporting Trump', One-minute World News. With more shoppers having moved online during the pandemic, John Lewis is now looking to offer more virtual services to reach new customers and aims to do 70% of its business online. I believe she has the vision, leadership, drive and flair to steer the Partnership through its next phase. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

He joined the Partnership in March 2000. Incoming John Lewis Partnership boss Sharon White will have a big job on her hands when she joins the retailer next month, as this morning’s trading update showed. She will take up the role when Sir Charlie Mayfield steps down in early 2020. After reading Economics at Cambridge University and attaining a Masters degree from University College, London, Sharon began her career at HM Treasury before moving to the post of First Secretary at the British Embassy. They're still counting the votes', 'People did not want to admit supporting Trump' Video, 00:00:44, 'People did not want to admit supporting Trump', First-time US voter: 'Butterflies with every refresh on your browser' Video, 00:02:43, First-time US voter: 'Butterflies with every refresh on your browser', US election: Global media react to neck-and-neck race. “In my current role, my vision has been to ensure that consumers in fast-moving markets get high quality, reliable services at fair prices, from thriving businesses they can trust.

And in the face of … But there are some holes; if it really is to sell 70% of department stores’ goods online, White will have to close a lot more shops. If you wanted a new shirt that wouldn’t fall apart, or your tablecloth was looking threadbare, there weren’t many other options. The 91-year-old partnership, which includes Waitrose, has seen a …

The business has annual gross sales of over £11.7bn, 400 shops and a leading online business. John Lewis chairman Sharon White targets new services to deliver growth, John Lewis targets new services to deliver growth. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Video, 00:01:05, Searching for a safe place for my family. Before joining Ofcom, Sharon was Second Permanent Secretary at the Treasury, responsible for overseeing the public finances and before that she held Board level positions at the Ministry of Justice and the Department for International Development. Election results: The story so far... Video, 00:03:31Election results: The story so far... © 2020 BBC. She has also worked as an adviser at the Prime Minister's Policy Unit and in Washington DC as a senior economist at the World Bank. Close. In her first broadcast interview, the chairman Sharon White, has been speaking to our business correspondent Emma Simpson. Well, why did that take 90 years? Second, she says she’ll ditch Never Knowingly Undersold and replace it next year (it costs too much money). They're still counting the votes' Video, 00:03:14, 'What do you mean? Video, 00:01:05'Stop the count' or 'count the votes'? Video, 00:02:42, John Lewis targets new services to deliver growth, Up Next, Biden: 'Each ballot must be counted' Video, 00:01:45, 'Stop the count' or 'count the votes'? If Sharon White really can turn this year’s zero profit into. She will take up the role when Sir Charlie Mayfield steps down in early 2020. Charlie was knighted in 2013 for services to business. M&S woke up first, and now John Lewis, too, with tough new bosses finally shaking up their businesses by the scruff of the neck. Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, said: “Sharon White has had a stellar career in a number of senior strategic and executive roles and during a thorough, wide-ranging and extremely competitive search she stood out, both for me and for the Nominations Committee, as an exceptional candidate.