Waitrose has appointed Ben Stimson as retail director – he begins his role on 27th March. He is succeeding Rob Collins who will become managing director on 4th April – the existing managing director, Mark Price, is moving into government as minister of state for trade and investment.
Stimson joined the John Lewis Partnership in 2010, and he has had senior rolls in both John Lewis and Waitrose.
“Ben is a talented individual who has already made a great contribution to the Partnership,” said Rob Collins. “He’ll be a terrific Retail Director and an effective member of the Waitrose Management Board.”