Sarah Gillard joined the John Lewis Partnership in 2010, following a number of years working in fashion buying and merchandising for major high street retailers. She has worked in various roles for JLP, including trading, commercial strategy and operations. In 2017, Sarah was appointed Director, People Strategy and Insight, providing thought leadership on the evolution of the Partnership’s unique co-ownership model. In her current role as Director of Special Projects, she is responsible for rearticulating and embedding the purpose of the organisation so that it continues to be a source of inspiration and innovation. She is a passionate advocate for making business “more human” - places where people flourish, communities prosper and long-term sustainability is the driving force.