The John Lewis Partnership welcomes Michael Herlihy as its new Partnership Secretary

LONDON, 2018-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership today announced the appointment of Michael Herlihy as Partnership Secretary who joins on 16 April 2018. This follows the departure of Keith Hubber, who left in January after three years at the Partnership.

Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, said: ‘I am pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Herlihy as Partnership Secretary.  This new title reflects the responsibilities Michael will take on for the duties previously carried out by Keith Hubber in the role of General Counsel, leading both the Legal Directorate and Company Secretariat.  Michael joins us from Smiths Group, where he was General Counsel for ten years, heading up their Group Legal function.  He brings a wealth of experience to the John Lewis Partnership.’

Previously, Michael spent twenty six years in a variety of roles at Imperial Chemical Industries PLC including Group Taxation Controller, General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions.  He has also held a variety of non-executive roles including that of Senior Independent Director (and formerly Chair of the Remuneration Committee) at Imperial Brands plc.  Michael is a solicitor and graduate of St Catherine’s College, Oxford.

Michael Herlihy said, ‘I am excited to be joining the Partnership. Having admired its brands and values for many years, it is a privilege to be invited to build on the good work already done by Keith Hubber and his team and to support the Chairman, Partnership Board and Executive Team in the next phase of the Partnership’s development.’

Notes to editors

The John Lewis Partnership – operates 49 John Lewis shops across the UK, johnlewis.com, 353 Waitrose shops, waitrose.com and business to business contracts in the UK and abroad. The business has annual gross sales of over £11bn. It is the UK’s largest example of an employee-owned business where all 84,000 staff are Partners in the business.

Enquiries

For more information please contact:

Sarah Henderson
Group Senior External Communications Manager, Corporate Affairs
Mobile: 07764 676 036
Email: sarah.henderson@johnlewis.co.uk

The John Lewis Partnership appoints new legal panel

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed a new legal panel following a review of its existing arrangements.

LONDON, 2015-12-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Slaughter and May is appointed as corporate adviser to provide the legal team with strategic advice in a number of complex and high profile areas and to support in relation to corporate governance matters.  Burges Salmon is a new appointment and joins Dentons and Eversheds, who have been reappointed, to provide a full range of legal services, outside Slaughter and May’s remit.

Keith Hubber, General Counsel and Company Secretary at the John Lewis Partnership said:

‘The review was implemented to establish closer, longer-term relationships with a smaller number of firms who are committed to investing in their relationship with the Partnership. We identified firms with proven sector experience who understand the Partnership’s culture and demonstrated a desire to work collaboratively to support the in-house team. We look forward to working with them.’

Notes to editors

The John Lewis Partnership – The John Lewis Partnership operates 46 John Lewis shops across the UK (32 department stores, 12 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2), johnlewis.com, 346 Waitrose shops, waitrose.com and business to business contracts in the UK and abroad. The business has annual gross sales of over £10bn. It is the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership where all 88,700 staff are Partners in the business.

Enquiries

For further information, please contact:

John Lewis Partnership
Katie Robson, Group Senior Communications Manager
Telephone: 0207 592 6296

Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Jos Bieneman / Georgia Colkin
Telephone: 0207 638 9571

SOURCE: John Lewis Partnership

The John Lewis Partnership appoints Keith Hubber General Counsel and Company Secretary

LONDON, 2014-10-21— /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership announces that Keith Hubber has been appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary with effect from 1 February 2015.

Keith is an experienced Corporate Lawyer and Company Secretary. He joins us from BG group where he has spent 13 years, first as a corporate lawyer and then, from 2007, as Company Secretary, moving to Deputy General Counsel in 2011.

Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Keith to the Partnership. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Alan Buchanan for the excellent contribution he has made during his time as interim Director of Legal Services.’

Alan will remain in post as interim Director of Legal Services and Company Secretary until the end of January 2015, to enable Keith, who joins in December, to have a full induction to the Partnership.

Notes to editors:

The John Lewis Partnership – The John Lewis Partnership operates 43 John Lewis shops across the UK (31 department stores, 10 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancreas International and Heathrow Terminal 2), johnlewis.com, 329 Waitrose shops, waitrose.com and business to business contracts in the UK and abroad. The business has annual gross sales of over £10bn. It is the UK’s largest example of employee-owned business with over 90,000 staff who are all Partners in the business.

Enquiries

For further information please contact:

John Lewis Partnership
Neil Spring,
Group Senior External Communications Officer
Telephone: 020 7592 6296

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