McDonald’s rejigs top management team

As per the statement, the new role will begin from November 1. Paul and Alistair will report to Ian. Morgan will report to Manu and join the burger chain’s Global Senior Leadership Team.
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“Our most valuable asset at McDonald’s is our people. We take great pride in our ability to use our scale and global presence to create life-long career opportunities that serve to strengthen our McFamily. From promoting top talent from within to recruiting experienced new leaders, our focus will remain on building out the best talent pipeline in the business, so that we can continue Accelerating the Arches in an increasingly competitive market environment,” shared McDonald’s in a statement.

McDonald’s is promoting Paul Pomroy from Chief Executive Officer for the United Kingdom & Ireland (UK&I) into the role of Corporate Senior Vice President, International Operated Markets. In this role, Paul will oversee the 12 markets in their International Operated Markets Business Unit (IOM BU). Paul has been a key member of the McDonald’s team for 25 years and in that time has held a variety of leadership roles.

“Paul has championed investment and innovation in restaurant design, food quality and operational excellence through long-standing supplier partnerships and strong franchisee relationships. Paul has always taken a proactive approach to telling our story to drive System pride and increase customer understanding of our business. His constant focus on integrity and transparency, has built trust from our supply chain to our restaurants, and has been critical to the market’s business and brand success,” shared the statement.

Alistair Macrow will transition from Global Chief Marketing Officer to assume the position of Chief Executive Officer of the United Kingdom & Ireland (UK&I). Alistair has deep experience in the UK market, having previously held executive leadership roles in the UK and International markets, including Chief Marketing Officer & Corporate Vice President, IOMs, where he directed marketing strategy for McDonald’s International division.

Over the last year, Alistair has focused on inspiring and enabling a world-class marketing community to build the Brand and create growth, building out the Marketing pillar of our Accelerating the Arches strategy. Alistair has been recognized with some of the industry’s highest accolades, including recognition as The Marketing Society’s Marketing Leader of the Year in 2016.

Whereas, Morgan Flatley will be the new Global Chief Marketing Officer. In her new role, Morgan will oversee global brand, menu strategy, family marketing, media partnerships and customer and business insights.  

Known for her strategic vision and acumen for building iconic brands, Morgan has played an integral role in advancing McDonald’s customer growth strategies since she joined the company in 2017.

As per the statement, the new role will begin from November 1. Paul and Alistair will report to Ian. Morgan will report to Manu and join the burger chain’s Global Senior Leadership Team.

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