John Lewis & Partners announces that, after 43 years in the business, Dino Rocos, Partner & Operations Director, will retire at the end of May 2019. From the end of January until he retires, Dino will report directly to Patrick Lewis, Group Finance Director for the John Lewis Partnership, 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.
Bérangère Michel, Partner & Finance Director, 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, John Lewis & Partners. The role will be covered in the interim by Andy Mounsey, currently Head of Finance.
Paula Nickolds, Partner & Managing Director, said: “I can’t overemphasise the scale of the contribution Dino has made to John Lewis – he has transformed every element of our supply chain to create the distribution network we enjoy today. I am 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.”