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McDonald’s names new UK&I CEO amid leadership shakeup

Alistair Macrow moves to the position from his current role as global chief marketing officer at the global fast food chain

McDonald’s has named a trio of senior leadership changes, including the transition of Alistair Macrow to CEO at McDonald’s UK and Ireland (UK&I) effective 1 November 2021.

Macrow moves to the new position from his current role as global chief marketing officer at the global fast food chain.

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Having joined McDonald’s in 2007, Macrow has held a number of executive leadership roles in the UK and international markets, including as CMO and corporate VP of international operated markets (IOMs) where he directed the group’s international marketing strategy.

Macrow will succeed the position from Paul Pomroy, who will take up the role of corporate senior VP for international operated markets at the company.

Pomroy provides the role with 25 years of McDonald’s experience, and will be tasked with overseeing the group’s 12 markets in its IOM business unit (IOM BU).

McDonald’s also revealed that Morgan Flatley will fill the global CMO position vacated by Macrow.

Currently chief marketing and digital experience officer at McDonald’s USA, Flatley will be responsible for overseeing global brand, menu strategy, family marketing, media partnerships, and customer and business insights.

The company said: “We are excited for Morgan, Paul and Alistair to begin these new roles on 1 November. Paul and Alistair will report to Ian. Morgan will report to Manu and join our global senior leadership team. 

“In the meantime, Morgan, Paul and Alistair will support the transition of their teams in their current roles.”

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