John Sacher

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(Simon) John Sacher (born 9 June 1940) is a former business executive who has been involved in lobbying for business through the Industry and Parliament Trust and the Whitehall and Industry Group. He is a trustee of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence based at King's College London.


Sacher's CV from the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence:

John Sacher CBE has a law degree from Oxford. He was for 30 years in Marks and Spencer, 25 years on the board. He was for 25 years on the Executive and a Governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, being one of its Vice Presidents (Hon PhD). He is a Fellow and was on the Executive and Council of the Royal College of Music. He is President and a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London, Vice President of the Industry and Parliament Trust, Chairman of Westminster Forum and was founder of the Whitehall and Industry Group. He chaired a Working Group for the OECD on the implications of the development of the Internet for governments and regulation (1998/99). [1]


The Independent reported in 1999:

Britain's biggest retailer is ousting three members of its board and 28 of its 125 most senior managers to help to streamline decision-making and make the group less bureaucratic. Retail experts say the move could be the prelude to up to 1,000 redundancies at the group's headquarters, which employs 4,000 people. The cuts are the first redundancies at the traditionally paternalistic employer since 1991 when 700 jobs went.
Yesterday's casualties include John Sacher, the last remaining member of the founding Marks & Spencer families on the executive board. Mr Sacher, 57, is the great grandson of Michael Marks, one of the partners who founded M&S in 1884. He has been at the company since 1968 and was in charge of information technology systems. His departure means the only boardroom link with the founding families is Lord Sieff, a non-executive director and the son of a previous chairman.[2]


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