Head of Global Business Services Finance UK and Ireland, McDonald's

Jennifer Sturch

Jennifer is the Head of McDonald’s Global Business Services Finance team for UK & Ireland, based in the Midlands, and has over 20 years’ experience in Finance, Accounting Services, Controls & Compliance, People management and Process improvement.

Having originally joined McDonald’s as a Trainee Graduate Accountant, and becoming an associate of Chartered Management Accounts, Jennifer has benefited from a variety of roles and rotations through the UK Finance department, Shared Services and GBS organisation.

Since starting her career Jennifer has developed strong systems, McDonald’s financial process knowledge and in 2008 participated in the first UK Women’s Leadership Development program. WDLP elevated Jennifer’s leadership skills and embedded a passion for continuous learning and nurturing talent.

Representing the European perspective in a Global Process Design/ Transformation project earned Jennifer the prestigious McDonald’s President’s Award in recognition of this and for her great leadership in business controls and developing high performing teams.

More recently Jennifer took the lead role with the UK BPO transition and her priority throughout 2018 has been to stabilise GBS Finance services, generate value and reduce risk, increase agility through people, process and technology opportunities.

The strategic leadership and achievements have recently been recognised with winning 2018 West Midlands Finance Awards category for ‘Finance Team over 20’ and as finalists for the 2019 British Credit Awards.