Charlie Mayfield is chairman of QA Limited, the UK’s leading technology and IT skills solutions provider. He also chairs Be the Business and the Productivity Leadership Group, which is focused on stimulating and encouraging competitiveness and growth in businesses across the UK.
He was Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership from 2007 – to 2020, having joined the Partnership in 2000, with responsibility for business strategy and development for both John Lewis and Waitrose and for developing the Partnership’s online strategy. He became Managing Director of John Lewis in January 2005 prior to taking up his appointment as Chairman of the Partnership in March 2007.
Charlie began his career as an officer in the army. He joined SmithKline Beecham in 1992 and became Marketing Manager for the Lucozade brand, before moving to McKinsey & Co in 1996, where he worked with consumer and retail organisations.
He is also a Trustee of Place2Be. He received a knighthood in June 2013 for services to business.