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New MD at John Lewis

Friday 10 August 2012

John Lewis department stores have appointed Isabella Miller as Managing Director of its Newcastle department store.

Isabella started her career  with the John Lewis Partnership as a graduate trainee in Newcastle and took up her new post on 3rd June 2012.

She succeeds Barry Blamire who has recently accepted the post of Managing Director, John Lewis Edinburgh.

Isabella was previously Managing Director of John Lewis Peterborough and in her new role at  Newcastle’s Eldon Square branch, she will be responsible for heading up all aspects of store operations including the leadership of the branch’s 631 Partners.

Andrew Murphy, Director, Retail Operations for John Lewis, says: “Having worked with Isabella for many years, I know that she will excel in her new role.

"With years of retail experience and an outstanding record of achievement, she is ideally suited to take on the responsibility of leading and growing our business in Newcastle.”

Isabella Miller adds: “Working for John Lewis has been hugely rewarding for me and I’m looking forward to the new opportunity in Newcastle. It’s great to see how the city has developed in the last 20 years since I started my career here."

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