The John Lewis Partnership has announced Andrew Murphy will become its next chief information officer, replacing Paul Coby who is set to leave after seven years.
Murphy is currently the group productivity director at the partnership, which owns Waitrose and John Lewis, and will move into his new role in February.
Coby will then exit the retail firm at the end of April.
Murphy first joined John Lewis Partnership in 1992 and has held various roles, including managing director of John Lewis Aberdeen and John Lewis Edinburgh during the early phase of his career.
He was promoted to operational development director in 2009, in 2010 he became retail director for John Lewis, and in 2015 he was promoted again to his current role as group productivity director, where he has led the partnership’s change programme.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank Paul for his outstanding contribution to our business and the legacy he has left,” John Lewis Partnership chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield said.
“Paul was the architect of the IT strategy for John Lewis, which helped to transform the business into a leading omni-channel retailer.”