Dame Sharon Michele White DBE (born 21 April 1967) is a British businesswoman.  White has been recognised for her influence as one of the most powerful Black British people in the UK on a number of occasions by Powerlist, regularly ranking in the top 10 since the 2016 list including second place in 2019 , In December 2014, it was announced that White would be the chief executive of Ofcom from March 2015, replacing Ed Richards as the previous chief executive and Steve Unger as the interim chief executive. It was confirmed that White will be awarded an annual salary of £990,000 for her role at the John Lewis Partnership, a significant increase on her previous salary, which was £341,700 according to data released by Ofcom. She has also worked as an adviser at the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit and as a senior economist at the World Bank in Washington DC. The position is only filled every decade or so, and White is only the sixth incumbent – and the first woman – in nearly a century. Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Required fields are marked *, I consent to my name and e-mail address being stored along with this comment, and to the website editors communicating with me by e-mail about the comment if necessary. She was the Chief Executive of the British media regulator Ofcom from March 2015 to November 2019, and was Second Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury from 2013 to 2015. After she was appointed head of the partnership last year, its two  She was the first black person, and the second woman, to become a Permanent Secretary at the Treasury.
Her parents emigrated to the UK from Jamaica in the 1950s, when her father was aged 15 and her mother 11. Retailer, John Lewis Cancels Employee Bonus for First Time Since 1948.  White attended Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, from where she received a BA degree in economics.  They have two children. Dame Sharon White is Chairman at John Lewis Partnership PLC. She worked first at the Treasury and later for the British Embassy in Washington, which was where she met her husband Robert Chote. Dame Sharon White will take up her role as chairman of John Lewis Partnerhip on Monday amid a crisis at the department store and supermarket group that has seen its … ", "Sharon White is first woman named Treasury permanent secretary", "New Second Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury appointed", "Most powerful black people in Britain revealed", "Here are the top 10 most influential black Britons", "Duchess of Sussex in Powerlist of 100 top blacks in Britain", "Ofcom Board appoints Sharon White as Chief Executive", "Sharon White appointed as chief executive of Ofcom", "Sharon White leaves Ofcom to join John Lewis Partnership", "Mr and Mrs Treasury juggle bedtime stories and Britain plc".  White succeeded Mayfield during a meeting of the John Lewis Partnership Council on 4 February 2020.
She was the Chief Executive of the British media regulator Ofcom from March 2015 to November 2019, and was Second Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury from 2013 to 2015. Retail is tough but no one has had a tougher start in the business than Sharon White, the new chairman of John Lewis and Waitrose. Chote has been the chairman of the Office of Budget Responsibility since 2010. As part of the press release announcing her appointment, Dame Sharon commented: “I am a passionate believer in the Partnership: Partners working together for each other’s wellbeing with the confidence to invest for the long-term and a focus on delivering for our customers in a rapidly changing retail environment. She is currently Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, having previously held a variety of roles in the British civil service. White was born in east London and brought up in Leyton where she attended Connaught School for Girls.  She took up the role of Non-Executive Director of Barratt Developments on 1 January 2018. , White was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours for public service. , White married economist Robert Chote at the British Embassy in Washington, DC, in 1997, when she was working at the British embassy and Chote was working for the International Monetary Fund. John Lewis Partnership PLC operates as a supermarket.
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