Former Tesco HR head joins Gist


Former Tesco executive Nick Williams has joined Gist as its new head of Human Resources. 

He is set to move to the company following 11 years at the Big 4 grocer. 

Gist said that his responsibilities will include human resources matters across the UK, Ireland, Europe and the US, alongside “developing and aligning a new human resources strategy” for the business and guiding its “future strategic direction.” 

Williams joined Tesco as an executive reward analyst, then was promoted to retail human resources manager and group resourcing manager from 2005 to 2008. 

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He eventually took up the position of human resources director for retail operations, e-commerce, shared services and outsourcing from 2012 to 2016. 

“I’m delighted to welcome Nick to the senior leadership team and very much welcome the fresh perspective he will bring,” Gist chief executive Michael Chambers said. 

“I look forward to working with him to progress our people agenda and in doing so deliver a great experience for Gist’s people and in turn value for our customers and shareholders. 

Williams added: “I am pleased to join Gist at such a key time in its history, and as the logistics industry continues to demonstrate its criticality and adaptability. 

“I’m looking forward to getting out into the business, meeting our employees and working to develop and execute a new human resources strategy that will help Gist deliver on its overall strategic objectives.” 

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