Street to leave John Lewis after mayor bid selection
John Lewis is set to name a new md after Andy Street was selected as the official Conservative Party candidate for the office of mayor of the West Midlands.
Street will leave on 28 October after nine years in the job.
‘Andy has led John Lewis brilliantly and leaves the brand with great momentum for the future. I would like to thank him for his passionate contribution to the partnership,’ says Sir Charlie Mayfield, John Lewis Partnership chairman.
‘It has been a privilege to lead John Lewis through a transformational period in the retail industry, and I am confident that we have built a business which will continue to thrive while being loyal to its principles. The success of John Lewis is down to the hard work and dedication of thousands of Partners across the country, and I know that they will continue to serve our customers with distinction,’ says Street.
Street has spent his career at John Lewis, joining after graduating from Oxford with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics in 1985. After initial roles in department stores, head office and manufacturing units, he became md of the chain’s Milton Keynes store in 1993, followed by the same role at Bluewater in 1998. In 2000 he became supply chain director, followed by his appointment to the board as director of personnel in 2002, before becoming md in 2007.