Board of Directors

Board of Directors Overview


McDonald's Board of Directors is entrusted with and responsible for the oversight of McDonald's Corporation in an honest, fair, diligent and ethical manner. The Board has long believed that good corporate governance is critical to fulfilling the Company's obligation to shareholders. We have and will continue to strive to be a leader in this area. This section of McDonald's website contains detailed information about McDonald's governance practices.

McDonald's Board believes that good governance is a journey, not a destination. Accordingly, we are committed to reviewing our governance principles at least annually with a view to continuous improvement. One thing that will not change, however, is our commitment to ensuring the integrity of the McDonald's System in all its dealings with stakeholders.

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Board of Directors Roster

Board of Directors Profiles

Enrique Hernandez, Jr.

Chairman of the Board

Committees: Governance, Public Policy & Strategy, Executive

Mr. Hernandez was elected Non-Executive Chairman of McDonald’s Corporation in May 2016. He has served on the Board as an independent Director since 1996 and most recently chaired the Audit Committee. Mr. Hernandez is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc., a privately owned provider of high-end security and facility support services to government, utilities and industrial customers. He also serves as Director of Chevron Corporation. He is a member of the board of trustees for the University of Notre Dame, and a member of the Harvard College Visiting and Harvard University Resources Committees and The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation. Mr. Hernandez earned a bachelor's degree in government and economics from Harvard University and received his law degree from The Harvard Law School.

Lloyd H. Dean

Committees: Audit & Finance, Compensation 

Chief Executive Officer of CommonSpirit Health, a non-profit Catholic health system, since early 2019. Mr. Dean served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems, from 2000 through early 2019. Prior to joining Dignity, Mr. Dean held leadership positions at Advocate Health Care and The Upjohn Company. Director since 2015.

Robert A. Eckert

Committees: Governance, Public Policy & Strategy, Executive 

Operating Partner of Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe, LLC, a private equity firm, since September 2014. Mr. Eckert served as Non-executive Chairman of Mattel, Inc., a global learning, development and play company, during 2012. From 2000 to 2011, he was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Mattel. Director of Amgen Inc., Levi Strauss & Co. and Uber Technologies, Inc. Director since 2003.

Catherine M. Engelbert

Committees: Audit & Finance, Public Policy & Strategy 

Commissioner of the Women’s National Basketball Association, a professional sports league, a position she has held since July 2019. Ms. Engelbert served as Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte, a Big Four professional services firm, from 2015 to 2019, as well as in other senior positions at Deloitte since joining in 1986. Director since December 2019.

Margaret H. Georgiadis

Committees: Audit & Finance, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility 

President and Chief Executive Officer of Ancestry, a global leader in family history and genomics. Ms. Georgiadis served as Chief Executive Officer at Mattel, Inc., a global learning, development and play company, from February 2017 through April 2018. President, Americas at Google Inc., a global technology company, from October 2011 to January 2017. Chief Operating Officer of Groupon, Inc., a global online local marketplace, from March 2011 to September 2011. Vice President, Global Sales Operations at Google from 2009 to 2011. Executive Vice President, Card Products and Chief Marketing Officer, Discover Financial Services, from 2004 to 2009. Director since 2015.

Chris Kempczinski

Committees: Executive

Chris Kempczinski is President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s, the world’s largest restaurant company. He previously served as President of McDonald’s USA, where he was responsible for the business operations of approximately 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the United States. He first joined McDonald’s in 2015, overseeing global strategy, business development and innovation. In that role, he served the business units and franchisees by identifying new ideas and best practices to accelerate their growth and grow the overall value of the system. Before joining McDonald’s, Chris was Executive Vice President of growth initiatives and President of Kraft International.

Richard H. Lenny

Committees: Compensation, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility

Non-executive Chairman of Conagra Brands, Inc., a branded food company, since May 2018 and Director since 2009. Non-executive Chairman of Information Resources, Inc., a leading market research firm, since 2013. Operating Partner of Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe, LLC, a private equity firm, from 2011 to August 2014, at which time he became a senior advisor. Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hershey Company, a manufacturer, distributor and marketer of candy, snacks and candy-related grocery products, from 2001 until his retirement in 2007. Director of Illinois Tool Works Inc. Director since 2005.

John J. Mulligan

Committees: Audit & Finance, Public Policy & Strategy, Executive 

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Target Corporation, a general merchandise retailer that operates in the U.S. and Canada, since September 2015. From April 2012 to September 2015, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Target. While continuing to act as CFO, Mr. Mulligan also served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Target from May 2014 to August 2014. Prior to that time, he served as Senior Vice President, Treasury, Accounting and Operations of Target from 2010 to 2012. Director since 2015.

Sheila A. Penrose

Committees: Governance, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Executive 

Ms. Penrose served as Non-executive Chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, a global real estate services and investment management firm, from 2005 to 2020. From 2000 to 2007, she was President of the Penrose Group, a provider of strategic advisory services on financial and organization strategies. Director of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. Director since 2006.

John W. Rogers, Jr.

Committees: Compensation, Governance 

Founder, Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments, LLC, a privately held institutional money management firm, which he founded in 1983. Director of The New York Times Company, NIKE, Inc. and a trustee of Ariel Investment Trust. Director since 2003.

Paul S. Walsh

Committees: Compensation, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility 

Executive Chairman of McLaren Group, a luxury automotive, motorsport and technology company, a position he has held since March 2020. Mr. Walsh is an Operating Partner at Bespoke Capital Partners LLC, an investment company, and Executive Chairman of Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp.  Mr. Walsh served as Chairman of Compass Group PLC, a leading foodservice and support services company, from 2014 to December 2020.  Prior to that, Mr. Walsh served as Chief Executive Officer of Diageo plc, a multinational beverage company, from 2000 to 2013, and as Chief Operating Officer in 2000.  Mr. Walsh previously served as Chairman and President of The Pillsbury Company from 1996 to 1999. Director of FedEx Corporation. Director since January 2019.

Miles D. White

Committees: Governance, Public Policy & Strategy, Executive 

Executive Chairman of Abbott Laboratories, a global healthcare company with a leading portfolio of products and technologies in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, since 1999. Mr. White served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abbott Laboratories from 1999 to 2020. Director of Abbott Laboratories and Caterpillar, Inc. Director since 2009.

Andrew J. McKenna

Chairman Emeritus 

Chairman Emeritus of McDonald’s Corporation since May 2016. Non-Executive Chairman of McDonald’s Corporation from April 2004 to May 2016. Also, Chairman Emeritus of Schwarz Supply Source, a printer, converter, producer and distributor of packaging and promotional materials. Mr. McKenna serves as a director of Ryan Specialty Group. He has served over the years on many civic, community and philanthropic boards and currently serves as a trustee of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Museum of Science and Industry (Chairman Emeritus) and University of Notre Dame (Chairman Emeritus), and as a director of Big Shoulders Fund of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Ireland Economic Advisory Board, Lyric Opera of Chicago and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, among others. Mr. McKenna is also the Founding Chairman of Metropolis Strategies. Director from 1991 to 2016.