Michele was appointed Human Resources Director for McDonald’s UK in June 2011. In this role she leads a People Team of 110 professionals responsible for Human Resources, Employer Reputation, Education, Training and Development, and Customer Services in a business which employs over 90,000 people in more than 1,200 restaurants.
In addition providing ongoing support to the organisation across this range of activities, Michele is also responsible for the development and implementation of a number of key initiatives which will underpin the next phase of McDonald’s business transformation.
Prior to moving into her current position, Michele had been HR Director for McDonald’s Ireland, a role she had held since 2004 when she joined the business from one of Ireland’s leading financial services organisations.
In 2010 Michele was presented with a McDonald's President's Award, an annual award which recognises the top performing one percent of McDonald's employees globally. She has also received two McDonald’s Circle of Excellence Awards – in 2007 and 2012 – a global award which recognises the members of cross-functional teams that achieve significant and measurable business results.
Michele is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and was formerly the Honorary Secretary of the Management Board of the CIPD in Ireland. Between 2007 and 2011 she was also a Board Member of the Ronald McDonald House Charity (Ireland).