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John Lewis Partnership appoints Sharon White as chairman

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Christian Fernsby | London, United Kingdom | June 10, 2019
Sharon WhiteThe John Lewis Partnership has appointed Sharon White as its chairman.
After reading economics at Cambridge University and attaining a masters degree from University College, London, Ms. White began her career at HM Treasury before moving to the post of first secretary at the British Embassy.

Ms. White subsequently took on a role as Prime Minister’s advisor on welfare reform in the Downing Street Policy Unit and then moved to become senior economist on poverty reduction and economic management at The World Bank, according to a press release by John Lewis Partnership.

Prior to taking on the role as CEO of Ofcom, Ms. White carried out a number of senior roles within UK Government over a 12 year period including, second permanent secretary and director general, public spending, HM treasury; director general, law, rights and international at the Ministry of Justice; chief executive officer for the criminal justice system in the office for criminal justice reform and director, policy for the international development department.

Ms. White is also a non-executive board member of Barratt Developments Plc, the UK FTSE 100 house builder and a trustee of Sadler’s Wells Trust Ltd.

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