Bérangère Michel, director of supply chain strategy at John Lewis, is to become the finance director.
She will take on her new role with effect from 1 September, taking over from Rachel Osborne, who is leaving the partnership for a new role at Vodafone.
She joined the partnership in April 2008 as group head of financial strategy and was appointed John Lewis’ director, supply chain strategy in October 2011. Before joining the partnership, she spent 11 years at the Royal Mail in a number of finance roles, including finance director of the property division.
Sir Charlie Mayfield, the partnership’s chairman, said: “Bérangère Michel has been with the Partnership for seven years and has won the respect of her colleagues for her technical excellence and her strategic insight. Her promotion to such a senior role at John Lewis is well earned.”