Dame Sharon White - Business in the Community

Dame Sharon White


John Lewis Partnership

Dame Sharon White became the sixth Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership in February 2020. Sharon moved from Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, where she served as Chief Executive. Before joining Ofcom, Sharon was Second Permanent Secretary at the Treasury, responsible for overseeing the public finances. She also held Board level positions at the Ministry of Justice and the Department for International Development – working as an adviser at the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit and in Washington DC as a senior economist at the World Bank.
Sharon is also a trained economist and studied at Cambridge University and University College London.