John Lewis boss appointed as lead non-executive director at DCLG

Andy Street, the managing director of John lewis, has been appointed as the lead non-executive director at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

Street joined John lewis in 1985 and took up his current role in 2007. He is also the chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, which works to drive economic growth in the region.

Street will assume the role when Sara Weller steps down at the end of the year.

Communities Secretary Greg Clark said: “It is fantastic news that Andy will be joining my department as our lead non-executive director. He brings with him a wealth of experience and leadership from the business world and as Chair of Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, which will be invaluable as we drive forward our priorities on devolution, local economic growth and housing. I very much look forward to working with him.

“I would also like to thank Sara Weller for the superb work she has done on behalf of the department. I am delighted she has agreed to continue in her role as Chair of the Planning Inspectorate at such an important time in delivering the homes and infrastructure our nation needs.”

Andy Street said: “I am very pleased to be joining the DCLG Board at a critical time. The role of government and this department in particular is changing in many ways from the implications of devolution to the need to partner with business and communities across the country. I hope my experience will be valuable to the department as it navigates these exciting challenges under Greg Clark’s leadership.”

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