Hannah Hullah is director, legal at the John Lewis Partnership, the parent company of John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners. The partnership has more than 80,000 employees worldwide and more than £10 billion in revenues.

Reporting to partnership secretary Michael Herlihy, Hullah directs a legal team of 16 lawyers and two paralegals. The company currently has a four-strong legal panel of regular advisers, comprising Burges Salmon, Dentons, Eversheds Sutherland and Slaughter and May, which will be reviewed later this year.