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John Lewis appoints partnership secretary

The John Lewis Partnership has appointed Michael Herlihy to the newly named role of partnership secretary.

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John Lewis appoints partnership secretary

The role had the previous title of general counsel.

Due to take up his position on 16 April, Herlihy will succeed Keith Hubber, who left the business in January after three years.

Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, said: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Herlihy as partnership secretary. This new title reflects the responsibilities Michael will take on for the duties previously carried out by Keith Hubber in the role of general counsel, leading both the legal directorate and company secretariat. He brings a wealth of experience to the John Lewis Partnership.”

Herlihy will John Lewis from Smiths Group, where he was general counsel for ten years.

Prior to that, he spent 26 years in a variety of roles at Imperial Chemical Industries including group taxation controller, general counsel and executive vice president, mergers and acquisitions. He has also held a variety of non-executive roles including that of senior independent director at Imperial Brands.

Herlihy said: "I am excited to be joining the partnership. Having admired its brands and values for many years, it is a privilege to be invited to build on the good work already done by Keith Hubber and his team and to support the chairman, partnership board and executive team in the next phase of the partnership's development."

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