The John Lewis Partnership has announced that Andrew Murphy has been lined up as its next chief information officer (CIO).

Andrew is currently group productivity director for the partnership, and will take up the CIO role on 1st February. He will replace Paul Coby who will leave the partnership at the end of April 2018 after almost seven years.

Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, says: "I want to take this opportunity to thank Paul for his outstanding contribution to our business and the legacy he has left. Paul was the architect of the IT strategy for John Lewis, which helped to transform the business into a leading omnichannel retailer."

Andrew joined the John Lewis Partnership in 1992 and performed a number of roles. This included MD of John Lewis Aberdeen and MD of John Lewis Edinburgh. In 2009 Andrew was appointed director of operational development, before becoming retail director of John Lewis in 2010, and, in 2015, group productivity director, where he has led the partnership's change programme.