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Will Hutton

Will Hutton

Principal, Hertford College, Oxford University and chair of the Big Innovation Centre

Sunday 11 Sep 2011
HR columnist Fairhurst promoted to continental chief for McDonald's

HR columnist Fairhurst promoted to continental chief for McDonald's

HR columnist David Fairhurst has been promoted to the position of chief people officer for the whole of Europe for fast-food giant McDonald's.

Fairhurst was previously responsible for Northern Europe and will supervise the HR for the company’s operation throughout the continent from the 1st January.

McDonald’s European president, Steve Easterbrook, said: "David has a fantastic track record of developing strategies and delivering programmes that build the commitment, competence and confidence of our employees. He will use this knowledge to help take our people practices to the next level and sustain and strengthen our successes across Europe."

Vice president people, Jez Langhorn, will replace Fairhurst.

McDonald’s operates in 39 countries in Europe.