Mark Kiernan

Vice President Finance, Business Strategy and Insight

Mark was made VP Finance, Business Strategy and Insight for McDonald’s UK & Ireland in March 2020, and is responsible for leading the Finance team and the Business Strategy through applying business and consumer insights.  He is also responsible for the Global Planning process and leading on Franchisee engagement and their input into McDonald’s’ plans. 

Mark’s background is in Finance and he honed his financial expertise at BDO Stoy Hayward accountancy firm before joining McDonald’s in February 2005 as Regional Operations Accountant, working within the Southern region. He spent 12 months on secondment in Ireland as Finance Director in 2011, heading up Finance, Development, IT and Business Strategy and working as part of the senior leadership team. 

When he returned to the UK market at the end of 2012, Mark was promoted to Head of Corporate Accounts before moving back across to the Commercial Finance team as Head of Commercial Finance.  He then became Finance Director in March 2015 and led the Finance Team for over four years.

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

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