Jane Burgess
Jane Burgess

Responsible for making sure the Principles of the Partnership are an integral part of the waitrose business through, ensuring Partners feel valued and part of something special, helping Partners to understand their responsibilities as co-owners and promoting strong, relevant and rewarding democratic engagement. Also responsible for providing confidential, independent and impartial support to all Partners in Waitrose.

Jane joined the Partnership as an 'A' Level Trainee in 1975, was appointed Assistant Staff Manager in 1978 and in 1981 transferred to Waitrose from the John Lewis division as Staff Manager. Jane left the Partnership in 1989 to start a family and returned in 1993 as Staff and Training Manager, Bracknell. In 1998 Jane became General Manager, Office Strategy and was involved in the move of the Partnership's computer centre to Bracknell. She joined the registries in March 2002 and became Divisional Registrar in October 2002.

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"Win-Win store development"

Jane is the Divisional Registrar, responsible for making sure the Principles of the John Lewis Partnership are an integral part of the Waitrose business. She could be described as the ’conscience’ of the business. Jane will talk about systems thinking in new store development. This session spans the original development proposal through to the new store manager delivering the goods! Win - Win for everyone in the community.