Three shifts in Lidl GB’s leadership structure have recently taken place. Joining the Board of Directors as a joint Chief Operating Officer is Maciej Tylkowski, while Nan Gibson was promoted to Senior Vice President of HR Concepts at Lidl Stiftung. Stephanie Rogers will succeed Gibson and join the board as well.
Including his time as COO at Lidl Poland, Tylkowski 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. Tylkowski moved back to Poland in 2001 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. As the new joint COO, Tylkowski will be responsible for Lidl GB’s supply chain and will be working closely with current COOs Matt Heslop and Tim Ulbrich, who oversee Lidl GB’s sales and logistics teams.
Also moving positions will be Gibson. She has been Lidl GB’s CHRO since September 2016 and 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 totaling a combined £50 million (~$59 million USD) investment for store colleagues.
Before Gibson’s departure, the discounter has confirmed that it will invest an additional £13 million (~$15 million USD) in pay rises for Lidl GB colleagues from this month. This includes salaried colleagues, as well as hourly-paid colleagues outside the M25 who will see entry-level pay rates increase from £10.90 to £11.00 an hour.
As noted in the release, Rogers will be succeeding Gibson as the new CHRO for Lidl GB.
Rogers joined Lidl GB in 2022. Since then, Rogers has been focused on enhancing the colleague experience and working on recruitment, development, career progression, and employer brand and engagement as the current Director of Employee Lifecycle and Experience.
Ryan McDonnell, Chief Executive Officer at Lidl GB, commented on the recent leadership changes.
“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,” he stated. “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.”
Cheers to these three leaders on entering their new roles!