John Lewis operations director set to retire

John Lewis & Partners has announced that, after 43 years in the business, operations director Dino Rocos will retire at the end of May.

From the end of January until he retires, Dino will report directly to group finance director Patrick Lewis and will lead the company’s ongoing work ‘to ensure a future supply chain that will be efficient, agile and resilient to respond to the evolving retail market’.

The department store chain’s finance director Bérangère Michel has been appointed operations director and will take up her new role at the end of January, assuming responsibility for the end-to-end supply chain and the John Lewis & Partners shop estate.

As a result of Bérangère’s appointment, a recruitment process is underway for the role of finance director. The role will be covered in the interim by Andy Mounsey, currently head of finance.

Managing director Paula Nickolds said: “I can’t overemphasise the scale of the contribution that Dino has made to John Lewis. He has transformed every element of our supply chain to create the distribution network we enjoy today. I’m extremely grateful to him for his support and commitment to the Partnership. Bérangère and Andy both bring a wealth of experience to their new roles and I wish them the very best of luck.”

 

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