John Lewis Appoints Mark Lewis as Online Director
LONDON, January 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
John Lewis [http://www.johnlewis.com/Home+and+Garden/Area.aspx ] department stores has
appointed Mark Lewis as Online Director. He will join the John Lewis Management Board
(JLMB), reporting to Managing Director Andy Street.
Mark will take up the position on 4 March, joining from Collect+ where he has been
CEO. Prior to this he spent six years at eBay in roles including UK Managing Director and
European Marketplaces Director.
Andy Street, Managing Director, John Lewis [http://www.johnlewis.com/Women/Area.aspx
“Mark is ideally placed to continue the growth and development of our online business.
He brings insight and experience of the retail sector, and will be driving further
innovation across both our website and omni-channel offer. We are all keen to welcome him
when he joins in March.”
Mark Lewis said:
“I’m delighted and honoured to be joining John Lewis. In the rapidly changing retail
environment I believe the John Lewis proposition and partnership model provide genuine and
enduring advantages and I look forward to playing a part in writing the next chapter of
Mark will take on the leadership of the online team and assume responsibility for
profitability and development of the retailer’s online channel. He will also lead the
omni-channel development team, working closely with his JLMB colleagues.
Notes to Editors:
The John Lewis Partnership – The John Lewis Partnership operates 39 John Lewis shops
across the UK (30 department stores and nine John Lewis at home), johnlewis.com and 288
Waitrose supermarkets. The business has annual gross sales of over GBP8.7bn. It is the
UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership where all 81,000 staff are Partners in the
John Lewis – John Lewis, ‘Britain’s favourite electricals retailer 2012′* and ‘Best
Multichannel Retailer 2012′**, typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its
department stores. The website stocks over 200,000 products focused on the best of
fashion, beauty, home and giftware and electrical items including online exclusives.
johnlewis.com is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the
UK. (http://www.johnlewis.com). John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive
insurance products – home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover
- delivering the usual values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the
John Lewis brand.
* Verdict Consumer Satisfaction Index, April 2012
** PayPal etail Awards 2012
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