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John Lewis appoints acting group finance director

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed former Hobbs finance director Loraine Woodhouse as acting group finance director.

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John Lewis appoints acting group finance director

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed former Hobbs finance director Loraine Woodhouse as acting group finance director.

She will succeed Helen Weir who earlier this month tendered her resignation with a six months notice period to join Marks & Spencer.

Weir will step down from the John Lewis board on 1 December and commence gardening leave on 30 January 2015. In the meantime, she will work through a handover period to ensure a smooth transition.

Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, said: ”I would like to thank Helen for the valuable contribution she has made during her time in the Partnership.”

Woodhouse joined the Partnership in August 2013 after leaving her previous role as finance director of fashion retailer Hobbs.

Mayfield added: “I am delighted that Loraine has agreed to join the board on an interim basis. Loraine has been leading our group finance team and is perfectly placed to lead a seamless transition.”

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