New Retail Director for Waitrose
Ben Stimson will become Retail Director at Waitrose on 27 March, moving into the role vacated by Rob Collins who becomes Managing Director on 4 April following the departure of Mark Price to become the UK’s Minister of State for Trade & Investment. Stimson joined the John Lewis Partnership in 2010, and has held a number of senior roles in both John Lewis and Waitrose. He is currently a member of the John Lewis Management Board and, immediately prior to that, he had been Director of Retail Operations at Waitrose for two years from 2013.
Rob Collins said: “Ben is a talented individual who has already made a great contribution to the Partnership. He’ll be a terrific Retail Director and an effective member of the Waitrose Management Board.”