The John Lewis Partnership Appoints New CIO

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The John Lewis Partnership Appoints New CIO

12/11/2017
Andrew Murphy

The John Lewis Partnership, which operates John Lewis and Waitrose shops, has named Andrew Murphy as its next Chief Information Officer (CIO). Andrew is currently Group Productivity Director for the Partnership and will take up the CIO role on February 1, 2018.

He will replace Paul Coby who will leave the Partnership at the end of April 2018 after almost seven years. Coby was an RIS News 2016 CIO of the Year Awards winner in the Innovations category.  Coby launched a technology incubator to identify and develop innovations that provide John Lewis with a strategic advantage. One of the most successful projects to come out of the incubator was a micro-location tool which is able to identify individual customers and uncover their shopping agenda. 

"I want to take this opportunity to thank Paul for his outstanding contribution to our business and the legacy he has left," said Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership. Paul was the architect of the IT strategy for John Lewis, which helped to transform the business into a leading omnichannel retailer."

Murphy joined the John Lewis Partnership in 1992 and performed a number of roles. This included MD of John Lewis Aberdeen and MD of John Lewis Edinburgh. In 2009 Andrew was appointed Director, Operational Development before becoming Retail Director, John Lewis in 2010 and in 2015 - Group Productivity Director, where he has led the Partnership's change program.