Kate Carrick is retiring from John Lewis Partnership next month after 33 years with the company.
Carrick, central buyer (cookshop), first joined John Lewis’ Oxford Street branch as a sales assistant and was to spend 15 years buying for the cookshop.
“I leave at the end of July, and plan to spend a great deal of time travelling,” she told housewareslive.net. “I would like to visit some of the marvellous places I’ve been to in my capacity as a buyer, but with time to sightsee and also to explore new places.
“I also plan to get fit, stay fit, and become a third of the woman I am!”
She added that she had “really enjoyed virtually every moment” of her time at JLP.
Carrick’s successor will be Louise Stuart, who joined the partnership as gift buyer two years ago from M&S.