Lidl has made a number of senior management changes recently. Martin Bailie is now the new UK Chief Operations Officer; he previously held the same position at Lidl Ireland for three years. He has been with the grocer for almost 14 years. Matthew Heslop, who was Joint Chief Operating Officer for Lidl UK, has replaced Bailie at Lidl Ireland.
Ryan McDonnell, who worked with Bailie in Lidl’s Irish operations as Commercial Director, is also moving to its UK business as Board Director, Purchasing. Martin Kottbauer, who was a Lidl UK Director, is now at the headquarters in Germany as International Purchasing Director.