Laura Whyte, personnel director, is responsible for setting the Personnel strategy for the John Lewis division including recruitment, retention, personnel policy and procedure, learning and development and driving high performance. To maintain and develop an environment for our Partners to deliver sustained, commercial success, in a way that continues to set us apart from other organisations.
Laura joined the Partnership in 1982 as a trainee Assistant Registrar. She transferred to Peter Jones in 1987 and was a selling department manager until 1994 when she was appointed Registrar Caleys. After working at Bracknell and Kingston she became Assistant Chief Registrar in 2000, and then Divisional Registrar in 2003. Laura was appointed Personnel Director (John Lewis) in November 2008.