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Dino Rocos Retires From John Lewis Board

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John Lewis & Partners announces that, after 43 years in the business, Dino Rocos, Partner & Operations Director, will retire at the end of May 2019. From the end of January until he retires, Dino will report directly to Patrick Lewis, Group Finance Director for the John Lewis Partnership, and will lead the company’s ongoing work to ensure a future supply chain that will be efficient, agile and resilient to respond to the evolving retail market.

Bérangère Michel, Partner & Finance Director, has been appointed Operations Director and will take up her new role at the end of January, assuming responsibility for the end-to-end Supply Chain and the John Lewis & Partners shop estate. As a result of Bérangère’s appointment, a recruitment process is underway for the role of Finance Director, John Lewis & Partners. The role will be covered in the interim by Andy Mounsey, currently Head of Finance.

Paula Nickolds, Partner & Managing Director, said: 'I can't overemphasise the scale of the contribution Dino has made to John Lewis - he has transformed every element of our supply chain to create the distribution network we enjoy today. I am extremely grateful to him for his support and commitment to the Partnership. Bérangère and Andy both bring a wealth of experience to their new roles and I wish them the very best of luck.'

Waitrose & Partners announces the appointment of Ross Avery as Finance Director.  

Currently Waitrose & Partners Transformation Director, Ross (41) has worked for the John Lewis Partnership since 2001.  He started as a Graduate Trainee and progressed to a number of Waitrose positions. Ross worked in branches for the first seven years of his career; this was followed by several Retail leadership roles and in 2013 he was appointed Head of Strategy.  He then spent three years as eCommerce Director before being appointed into his current Transformation role in March 2018.

Ross will become Finance Director on 28 January 2019 and will join the Waitrose Management Board. Reflecting his combined responsibility for finance and for the delivery of the Waitrose & Partners business plan, Ross will report to Rob Collins, Waitrose & Partners MD and to Patrick Lewis, Group Finance Director for the John Lewis Partnership.

Commenting on the appointment Rob Collins, Waitrose & Partners MD, said: 'Ross is a talented, high calibre leader with the wide experience and deep understanding of our business that will make him a terrific FD.'

Source : John Lewis Partnership

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18 January 2019

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