The John Lewis Partnership has named Keith Hubber as its new general counsel and company secretary, with effect from February 1, 2015.

Hubber will join John Lewis from the BG Group where he has spent the last 13 years, first as a corporate lawyer and then, from 2007, as company secretary, moving to deputy general counsel in 2011.

He succeeds Alan Buchanan who will remain in post as interim director of legal services and company secretary until the end of January 2015 to enable Hubber to have a full induction to the partnership.

Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, said: “I am delighted to welcome Keith to the partnership. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Alan Buchanan for the excellent contribution he has made during his time as interim director of legal services.”