She joins from Fishburn Hedges, where she was assoc-iate director specialising in corporate media relations, where she has worked with clients such as Nestlé, Barclays and Eurostar.
In the newly created role of senior manager, corporate comms, Kwiatkowska will be involved in a broad range of internal and external comms work. She joins the eight-strong European comms team, which works closely with agencies and local in-house teams across 39 European markets, this week.
Based at McDonald’s London HQ, Kwiatkowska willreport to European comms director Sam Fulton, who said: ‘Jo will play a key role in managing the European press office and her broad agency experience working for a range of clients will be very valuable as we develop our strategic frameworks and support teams across Europe.’
Separately, Craig Owen, a former parliamentary and constituency assistant to Labour MP Steve McCabe, has joined McDonald’s UK public affairs team in a co-ordinator role.