Paul Pomroy

Chief Executive Officer, McDonald’s UK



Paul Pomroy was appointed Chief Executive Officer for McDonald’s UK in February 2015. He has been a part of the UK Leadership Team, driving the sustained success of the UK business, over the past decade.

Since assuming leadership, Paul and his team have continued to accelerate investments that truly make a difference to the experience received by Customers and Staff.  In March this year the business achieved 40 quarters (10 years) of consecutive sales growth.  

Overseeing the biggest ever re-imaging programme, the company and its franchisees will reinvest over £600m in its estate over a three year period. As part of this programme, Paul has announced a number of key strategic moves including the roll out of table service and the trial of a premium ‘Signature’ beef burger collection - both of which are a direct result of listening to customer’s feedback and reacting to their requirements.

Passionate about people and talent development, Paul has also instigated moves on both pay and a trial around flexible contracts for restaurant teams.  This focus on investing in and backing our people, has seen him shortlisted for HR Director’s CEO of the Year in 2016, recognising his commitment to those that make the business a success.

Paul joined McDonald’s in 1996 as a real estate analyst.  His progression through the company has included responsibilities as Regional Financial Controller for London and the South East, Head of Business Strategy and Head of Commercial Finance.  He was appointed Vice President Finance in 2008, responsible for commercial and corporate finance including tax and treasury, with his remit extending to pricing, profitability and financial projections.

In 2012, Paul was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, with additional responsibility for the company’s Development and Supply Chain functions.

Paul is married with two children.