The John Lewis Partnership has appointed British Airways executive chairman Keith Williams as non-executive deputy chairman, succeeding Mark Price who leaves on April 4.
Keith joined the board of the department store group as a non-executive director in March 2014. In addition to his new role, he has agreed to extend his term as a non-executive director for a further two years.
Due to retire from his post at British Airways today (Thursday March 31), Keith 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 an independent non-executive director of Transport for London.
Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, said: “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 and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”