Meet The Team

Lidia Szymczak

Group Head of People

Lidia is the Group Head of People at RP International. Having joined the team in 2018, she is responsible for strategic development and senior management of RP International’s growing human resources function, leading recruitment, retention and development of all employees as well as expanding company culture. As a part of the senior management team, Lidia also provides operational strategic support to the Board.

Lidia began her career in the recruitment sector in 2011 within compliance. As a qualified HR professional and member of CIPD, she brings expertise in talent acquisition management, diversity, reward and recognition, and organisational and professional development to help RP International grow and thrive. Lidia has also had broad involvement in the operational side of the business, by leading CRM projects and working closely with senior leadership on various business strategies primarily within the medical recruitment sector.

Originally from Poland with a master’s degree in teaching, Lidia still does some ad hoc teaching (Polish as a foreign language). She loves dance and used to be in a professional folklore dance group. Yoga and gym help her balance out the fast paced life of being in a recruitment consultancy and each year tries to visit new & undiscovered countries known to her.