New COO & HR boss for Lidl GB

Lidl GB has just announced a number of new appointments and updates to its leadership team.

Maciej Tylkowski (pictured) is joining Lidl GB’s Board of Directors and will become joint Chief Operating Officer. He will be responsible for Lidl GB’s supply chain, working closely with current COOs Matt Heslop and Tim Ulbrich who oversee Lidl GB’s sales and logistics teams.

Currently Chief Operating Officer at Lidl Poland, Maciej has worked at Lidl for almost 23 years, serving as an executive board member for the past 17 years. After completing an MA in Foreign Trade at the University of Lodz, he joined Lidl Germany as a store assistant before rising to senior management positions.

In 2001, Maciej moved back to Poland where he played a leading role in opening the first Lidl stores in his home country. In recent years he has been responsible for creating and overseeing its central sales departments, supporting the operations of stores.

Also, Nan Gibson – currently Chief Human Resources Officer at Lidl GB – has been promoted to the position of senior VP HR Concepts at Lidl Stiftung, effective 1 April.

Since September 2016, in her time as Lidl GB’s CHRO, Nan has been responsible for supporting the growth and cultural development of the company. She has overseen Lidl’s investment in pay and recruitment with two wage rises last year totalling a combined £50m investment for store colleagues.

Nan will be succeeded by Stephanie Rogers, currently Director of Employee Lifecycle and Experience, who – since joining Lidl GB in 2022 – has been focused on enhancing the colleague experience and working on recruitment, development, career progression, along with employer brand and engagement.

CEO Ryan McDonnell commented, “I’m delighted Maciej and Steph are joining our Board of Directors. In their new positions they both bring a wealth of experience and will be instrumental in further bolstering our growth.

“I’d also like to congratulate Nan on her new role. Nan has played an enormous part in our growth, fostering our talent and making us one of the best employers in the country. I’d like to thank her both personally and on behalf of all our colleagues here at Lidl GB, and wish her the best of luck for the future.”