Following the firing of CEO Steve Easterbrook, McDonald’s Corp. confirmed the Monday exit of global chief people officer David Fairhurst. He’s the third top executive to leave the company since mid-summer.
A company representative declined to comment any further on the reason for Fairhurst’s departure, which comes three days after the board dismissed Easterbrook for violating company policy be engaging in a “recent consensual relationship with an employee.”
McDonald’s has seen three top leaders leave the company in recent weeks. Besides Easterbrook and Fairhurst, Silvia Lagnado, global chief marketing officer, also left the Chicago-based company.
In July, the company said she would leave McDonald’s in October. At the time, Easterbrook did not provide a reason for her departure, only stating that Lagnado felt the timing was right to exit since the company is on strong footing.
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