Just Eat appoints McDonald’s de Koning as first head of corporate comms

Just Eat has appointed Joanna de Koning from McDonald’s to a new role as global head of corporate communications.

De Koning will lead the delivery of Just Eat’s brand reputation strategy, financial communications and corporate responsibility programme. She will work closely with Just Eat’s head of investor relations, Adam Kay, and its corporate PR agency, Brunswick.

Currently, De Koning is Europe’s senior manager of communications at McDonald’s, where she leads external communications output, supporting teams in 38 markets for three years.

Barnaby Dawe, CMO at Just Eat, said: “De Koning has fantastic experience, managing many complex reputational issues in Europe. Combining her substantial issues management and reputation management experience with the dynamism required by senior consultancy operators, we are thrilled to have her on board as we continue to drive exponential growth in all our markets.”

De Koning added: “It’s a privilege to join one of the most exciting technology businesses in Europe, especially in a role where I will be able to shape and deliver their ambitious communications and business strategy.”

Prior to her experience with McDonald’s, de Koning worked at corporate communications consultancy Fishburn Hedges for nine years, leading teams and working across flagship accounts such as Barclays and Nestle.

Related Posts
Opinion: How challenger agencies can compete with the big agency networks
Barbara Bates, global CEO at Hotwire, highlights the key areas where challenger agencies can go the extra mile to compete with their larger counterparts. For a long time in [...]
60 Seconds with The Academy co-founder Mitch Kaye
60 Seconds with The Academy co-founder Mitch Kaye
Mitch Kaye, co-founder of The Academy, reveals why he and Dan Glover started their second agency, how the pair work together and his love of AFC Bournemouth. What made you [...]
Discover how PR can move from evolution to revolution
At CommsCon earlier this month, we heard a range of fantastic speakers articulate their view of what comms professionals can do to improve their output. They encouraged their [...]
Brendon Craigie Tyto PR
Opinion: Why “PR” is having a renaissance
Brendon Craigie, co-founder and managing partner at Tyto PR, examines why PR professionals are once again adopting the PR moniker. The public relations industry is in the [...]