Sir Charlie Mayfield
Following military service in the Army, and an external business career, Sir Charlie joined the Partnership in 2000 as Head of Business Development. He became Development Director in 2001, responsible for developing the Partnership’s online strategy, and Managing Director of John Lewis in 2005, prior to taking up his appointment as Chairman in 2007. He has been Chairman of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills in 2010 and was knighted for services to business in 2013.
On the 7th November 2018, it was announced that Mayfield was to step down from his role in 2020 and the search for his successor was underway. On Thursday 6th June 2019, it was announced that Dame Sharon White would Succeed Mayfield as Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership.