McDonald's to McShuffle as Head of Europe Departs

Photo: Doug Goare

McDonald's to McShuffle as Head of Europe Departs - Kandessa Media

McDonald's announced senior management changes related to Steve Easterbrook's departure. Easterbrook has been head of McDonald's Europe and is resigning September 30. Doug Goare has received the nod from the Board of Directors to replace Easterbrook, and will become the new President of McDonald's Europe.

Goare was formerly executive vice president (EVP) of McDonald's Global Supply Chain and Real Estate Development. The 59-year old executive will be the operational head of more than 7,000 McDonald's restaurants in 40 countries, according to a McDonald's statement.

"I'm honored for the opportunity to lead a great management team in Europe focused on our customers, committed to our people and united with our franchisees, as we continue to drive our business and build our brand," said Goare.

Easterbrook, an 18-year McDonald's veteran, will join the Gondola Group to become chief executive of PizzaExpress, a growing concept based in London.

"We will miss his [Easterbrook's] passion for the brand, and we wish him well as he pursues this new opportunity, " said McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner. "We have a deep bench of talent with individuals who are ready to step into these important leadership roles."

In other changes, Jose Armario swill succeed Goare as EVP for Global Supply Chain, Real Estate Development and Franchising. Among his tasks, the 52-year old Armario will lead the company's $23 billion procurement process and manage supplier relationships and food safety, in addition to his sytem-wide franchising responsibilities.

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