The corporate executive board of beleaguered Dutch retail giant Ahold has announced that it has appointed Jim Lawler as chief human resource officer, effective immediately. Lawler succeeds Arthur Brouwer, who was recently appointed chief business support officer. Lawler will report to Ahold president and CEO Anders Moberg, and will be responsible for all human resource matters at Ahold, including management development, staffing, compensation and benefits and change management.