Francesca Cardarelli - Lead, Strategy & Insights, McDonald’s Canada
Francesca recently moved into a new role at McDonald’s Canada leading Strategy & Insights for the organization. Previously she was the Senior Director of Marketing Strategy & Digital. With over 10 years in CPG & QSR, she is a passionate leader who truly believes the impossible can be possible with a balanced orientation towards innovation, data advancement and problem solving. She is a believer in dreaming big, grounded by honestly and vulnerability & when she isn’t listening to Brene Brown’s podcasts she enjoys time with family, scuba diving & cooking a delicious meal!
Francesca feels deeply connected to the RMHC mission; in 2019, just 2 weeks after her father passed away, her one-month-old nephews, Otto & Matteo, were hospitalized at Sick Kids. As support for her sister & brother in-law, she understood what RMHC meant by ‘when a child is sick, the whole family is’. It gives her an immense amount of pride to be part of the RMHC Canada Board and she’s inspired by the idea of being a part of something bigger and supporting families across Canada.