Jill McDonald

Non-Executive Director

Jill McDonald

Appointed to the Board

1 June 2013

Committee Membership

Audit, Responsible Business and Nomination Committees

Skills and experience

Jill started her career at Colgate-Palmolive Company, spent 16 years with British Airways Plc and has held a number of senior marketing positions in the UK and overseas. Jill was Chief Executive Officer UK and President for the North West Europe division for McDonald’s, and held a number of other senior roles in the company from 2006. From May 2015 until September 2017, Jill served as Chief Executive Officer of the Halfords Group plc. From 2017 to 2019, Jill served as Managing Director of Marks & Spencer Clothing and Home.

Board contribution

Jill has nearly 30 years’ experience working with high-profile international consumer-facing brands at both marketing and operational level. As Chair of the Responsible Business Committee, she is responsible for responsible business objectives and strategy and approach to sustainable development.

Other appointments

Currently Chief Executive Officer of Costa Coffee.

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