The John Lewis Partnership has appointed Keith Williams as non-executive deputy chairman.
He will succeed Mark Price, who leaves the partnership on April 4, as announced last October. Keith Williams will be taking up his new role on the same day.
Mr Williams joined the partnership board as a non-executive director in March 2014. In addition to his new role as deputy chairman, he has agreed to extend his term as a non-executive director for a further two years.
Mr Williams is currently executive chairman of British Airways but retires from the role on March 31. He has also worked for Reckitt and Coleman, Apple Computer and Boots. He is also independent non-executive director of Transport for London.