John Lewis retail boss appointed chief exec at

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John Lewis' retail boss will leave the group to join (Source: Getty)

Price comparison website has appointed John Lewis' retail boss as its new chief executive.

Current chief exec Peter Plumb announced that he would be leaving the firm in August and the company said today that John Lewis' retail director Mark Lewis will take over on or before 4 May 2017.

Lewis joined John Lewis in early 2013 as online director and in September 2015 was made responsible for running both in-store and online operations. Before working at the department store group, Lewis was chief executive of Collect+ and before that was UK managing director and European director of marketplaces for online retailer eBay.

"The board conducted a wide-ranging and thorough search for the role," said Moneysupermarket chairman Bruce Carnegie-Brown.

"Mark has a successful track record of leading fast growing digital businesses with strong customer satisfaction, trust and values. His experience and values are aligned with Moneysupermarket's goal of helping our customers save money on their household bills."

Lewis added: "I am delighted to be joining Moneysupermarket and look forward to building on the success of the business. In particular, I look forward to delivering on the clear mission to help a growing number of people save more money on their bills every year."

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