McDonald’s HR deputy David Fairhurst appointed as vice-chairman of People 1st Sector Skills Council

David Fairhurst, vice-president of people at McDonald’s, has been appointed vice-chairman of People 1st, the sector skills council for the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industries.

Fairhurst joins fellow HR professional Mike Burton, UK HR director at contact caterer Compass Group on the People 1st board of trustees.

The board is responsible for overseeing the overall performance of the skills council and ensuring that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard.

Brian Wisdom, People 1st chief executive, said: “We are in great shape to tackle our significant work programme in 2007-08.”

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