Ian McLeod has been named president and CEO of Bi-Lo Holdings, effective March 2. McLeod replaces Randall Onstead, who recently stepped down from his role.
McLeod led a successful turnaround effort at Coles, one of Australia’s leading food retailers. He worked as a chief executive of British retailer Halford Group and director of stores for Asda. He previously served as a board member of Walmart Germany, worked as a former CEO of Celtic; a European soccer club and was director of pro soccer clubs in England and Australia.
While working for Coles, McLeod increased sales from approximately $23.2 billion to $35.2 billion and doubled profits during the course of six years.
“We are confident he will be instrumental in driving continued growth and success at Bi-Lo Holdings as we execute our strategy and work to further enhance our customers’ shopping experience,” said the Bi-Lo Holdings board in a statement.