Another marketer exits McDonald's

Rosie Baker
By Rosie Baker | 20 January 2016
Communcations Council chief executive, Margaret Zabel.

Margaret Zabel has left McDonald’s after just over a year at the fast food chain, it has emerged.

It was a return to client side marketing for Zabel, who was previously CEO of the Communications Council. She took on the role in 2015 and was tasked with heading up research and insights.

A McDonald's spokesperson confirmed her departure. “We can confirm Margaret has moved on from McDonald’s. She has been a highly regarded contributor to our business and we wish her well with her next endeavours.”

Zabel is already the second senior marketer to exit McDonald’s this year after former CMO Mark Lollback left to take on the much reported on empty spot at the helm of GroupM. He has yet to be replaced.

Lollback is currently riding out a period of gardening leave and is expected to join the agency group later this year.

It's not yet clear if Zabel's exit is the result of a restructure within the McDonald’s senior team, or whether she will be directly replaced.

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