John Lewis Partnership is the parent company of department store group John Lewis and supermarket chain Waitrose.
Laura previously worked for Marks & Spencer as multi channel executive director for five years until September 2016. Before that she was employed by Tesco as group strategy director and then ceo of Tesco.com.
She is also a non-executive director of the board of property development and investment company British Land and a member of the Government’s Digital Advisory Board.
John Lewis Partnership chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield said: “Laura brings a wealth of experience in business and retailing. She will build on the strength and depth of the John Lewis Partnership board.”
John Lewis Partnership operates 48 John Lewis shops across the UK, johnlewis.com, 353 Waitrose shops and waitrose.com. The business has annual gross sales of over £11 billion and employs 84,000 staff.