Buying and brand director, John Lewis
Peter Ruis continues to be a driving force in the industry. This year he appointed former TK Maxx managing director Susanne Given as buying director for fashion (his old job), and with the support of head of menswear buying Matt McCormack, Ruis has made the most of a resurgent menswear market with a nationwide department revamp programme and the development of location-exclusive collections. In its most recent weekly figures, fashion sales jumped 10.9%.
Most likely to… Have a healthy, year-round tan.
Last year’s position 5