Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, UK and Ireland


Gareth was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer in March 2020 and leads the People Team across the UK and Ireland. He is responsible for Human Resources, Education, Learning and Development, Diversity and Inclusion and Talent Management. Gareth also looks after the Change Management function.

Since joining the business in 1992, Gareth has held a number of roles throughout restaurant operations in the northern region, including Director of Franchising.

In 2014, he was appointed Head of Franchising where he played a significant role in leading the franchising strategy, the recruitment of new Franchisees and growing the franchised estate. He went on to be Director of National Operations where he had responsibility for National Operations, Restaurant Services and Safety, Security & Licensing.

Most recently, Gareth was Vice President, Operations North, overseeing all restaurants in the northern region and Republic of Ireland, including franchised operations.

Gareth’s favourite McDonald’s menu item is the Double Cheeseburger.


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