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 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.