Published on : Thursday, March 24, 2016
The John Lewis Partnership has announced the appointment of Keith Williams as non-executive Deputy Chairman. He will succeed Mark Price who is due to leave the Partnership on April 4, 2016. Keith Williams will take up his new role from April 4, 2016.
Keith has been with the Partnership Board as a non-executive director since March 2014. In addition to his new role as Deputy Chairman, Keith has agreed to extend his term as a Non-Executive Director for a further two years.
Currently holding the post of Executive Chairman of British Airways, Keith will retire from his role on March 31. He joined the airline in 1998 and became Chief Executive in 2011. Prior to joining British Airways, he worked for a range of major corporations including Reckitt and Coleman, Apple Computer Inc and Boots. He is also Independent Non-Executive Director of Transport for London.
Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, said, “I’m delighted Keith has agreed to take up the role of Deputy Chairman. In the two years since his appointment to the Board he has made a valuable contribution to the Partnership and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”