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John Lewis company secretary Margaret Casely-Hayford to step down

John Lewis has announced that its director of legal services and company secretary Margaret Casely-Hayford is to retire from the partnership at the end of July.

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John Lewis company secretary Margaret Casely-Hayford to step down

Casely-Hayford has decided that she would like to focus on her role as chair of Charity Action Aid UK and also as a non-executive director of NHS England.

Sir Charlie Mayfield, John Lewis Partnership chairman, said: “We wish Margaret every success in the future and I thank her for her contribution to the Partnership. During her time with us, Margaret has built a professional and highly regarded legal team who have provided excellent support to the partnership, and has established a valuable regulatory risk compliance framework during a period of rapid change and growth.”

While the partnership works to recruit a permanent successor, Alan Buchanan will take up Casely-Hayford’s role on an interim basis from 1 August.

Most recently company secretary at BUPA, Buchanan has spent most of his career with British Airways, firstly as its principal legal adviser for finance and then as company secretary. He has also held several non-executive roles and is currently a trustee of the British Airways Defined Benefit Pension Schemes.

 

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