Bhatia spent 22 several years at international consulting business McKinsey & Corporation from 1987 to 2010. Considering that then she invested 5 several years at British Gas as controlling director of industrial and related properties from 2010 to 2015, and most recently was controlling director of connected home business Hive from July 2015 to 2018.

Bhatia will be a part of the Partnership’s new executive workforce on seventeen February, reporting to chairman Sharon White.

The workforce is portion of John Lewis Partnership’s shift to operate John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners as a single business. 

White, who took around from previous chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield this week, said: “Nina delivers incredible industrial and strategic experience and will play a very important part as portion of the freshly-fashioned Potential Partnership Government workforce.”

The new board as of 3 February contains Patrick Lewis, executive director of finance Tracey Killen, executive director of folks Andrew Murphy, executive director of operations and Bérangère Michel, executive director of customer service. The business is still to appoint a buying and selling director.