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Timeline: Peter Ruis at John Lewis

This morning it emerged that Peter Ruis was leaving John Lewis after nine years, to join Jigsaw as chief executive. Here we take a look back at his time at the company.

1989 - Peter Ruis joins Ruis Marks & Spencer as a graduate trainee, rising throughout the company to eventually become senior selector.

1997 - Becomes head of product at Ted Baker

2001 - Takes a new role as brand director of Levi Strauss across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

January 2005 - Ruis joins John Lewis as head of menswear,

May 2007 - Head of menswear Peter Ruis creates new area to trial menswear brands in store.

June 2007 - Peter Ruis is promoted from head of menswear to the new overarching role of buying director for fashion, as part of a major buying restructure.

September 2007 - Ruis sets out ambitious targets to increase own label fashion sales, with plans to make that side of the business account for 35% of all fashion sales within three years.

March 2008 - Jo Hooper appointed as womenswear director, reporting into Ruis

April 2008 - John Lewis begins to stock Jigsaw clothing.

September 2009 - John Lewis relaunches fashion website, with plans to grow business by £70m by 2011

October 2009 - John Lewis launches first menswear designer collaboration

May 2010 - Ruis promoted to buying and brand director

November 2010 - John Lewis wins Department Store of the Year at the Drapers Awards

November 2012 - The store reports its best ever Saturday trading

March 2013 - John Lewis unveils aggressive growth targets for its fashion division - doubling growth in a year.

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