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By Furniture News Mar 22, 2016

John Lewis Partnership appoints new deputy chairman

The John Lewis Partnership has announced the appointment of Keith Williams as non-executive deputy chairman, succeeding Mark Price who leaves onth 4 April 2016, as announced in October 2015.

Keith joined the board as a non-executive director in March 2014. In addition to his new role, Keith has agreed to extend his term as a non-executive director for a further two years.

Keith is currently executive chairman of British Airways and is retiring from his role on 31st March. 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, says: "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."

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