According to the discounter, Ryan has been at the forefront of developing and delivering many of the retailer’s market-leading sustainability initiatives across Lidl’s network of 200+ stores and four regional distribution centres on the island of Ireland.
These include achieving zero waste to landfill and the roll-out of in-store customer recycling and plastic footprint reductions, which position him well as the retailer’s representative on the board for the next three years, it added.
Commenting on his appointment, Ryan, said, “I am honoured to be appointed to the Repak Board 2022, having worked extensively in the development and execution of Lidl’s CSR initiatives in recent years.
"This is an area I’m deeply passionate about. I look forward to working closely with Repak’s stakeholders and contributing my expertise to support Repak’s initiatives that are making a tangible difference to Ireland’s sustainability footprint today."
Ryan is responsible for the overall management of Lidl’s sales operations, supply chain and logistics, including the retailer’s waste management policies and procedures.
Ryan previously served as a regional managing director for Lidl Ireland’s Leinster region where he oversaw daily operations for over 50 stores and the overall operations of the regional distribution centre in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
Robert previously worked for Musgrave Operating Partners as head of Cost & Organisation and holds a B.Sc. from DIT in Business Administration & Management.
Lidl are longstanding retail members of Repak and have been working with non-profit on waste and packaging targets since 2000.