Duncan Fulton


Duncan Fulton is the Chief Communications Officer of Restaurant Brands International (RBI), a multinational fast food holding company that operates popular chains such as Burger King and Tim Hortons. He was the first Canadian to join RBI’s leadership team and he is well-known in the retail and agency space for his achievements.

Early life

Duncan Fulton, born on September 17, 1975, is a Canadian business executive. He was appointed as the Chief Corporate Officer at Restaurant Brands International (RBI) in June 2018. The company is one of the largest restaurant corporations in the world, owning chains such as Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes Louisana Kitchen.

Fulton is the first Canadian to be a part of RBI’s senior leadership team. Before joining RBI, he held various executive positions at Canadian Tire Corporation, including serving as the president of the FGL Sports Ltd. division of the company.

Other information about Fulton’s early life is not widely available, as he appears to keep his personal life private.


Fulton began his career in the communications industry and worked in various public relations and marketing roles before joining RBI. He has been with the company for several years and is responsible for overseeing its global communications strategy.

When he was first hired, RBI CEO, Daniel Schwartz said of him: “Duncan has an impressive track record as a retail, agency, and government executive, including being widely recognized for driving innovation and speed of execution in all his previous roles. His skills as a brand leader, digital innovator, and communicator and his experience running a retail network and working closely with franchisees will be of great benefit to RBI and our growth agenda in the coming years.”

The well-known Canadian executive was hired specifically to play a big role in the Tim Hortons executive team. He also works with Burger King and Popeye’s teams globally.

Fulton has extensive experience in the communications industry, having held various public relations and marketing roles prior to joining RBI. In his current role, he is responsible for managing RBI’s global communications strategy, including public relations, reputation management, and internal communications.

In June 2018, Fulton was appointed as the Chief Corporate Officer of Restaurant Brands International Inc. He is responsible for overseeing global communications, franchising in North America, government relations, and ESG initiatives. Additionally, he is the Chairman of the Tim Hortons Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Prior to joining RBI, Fulton held various positions at Canadian Tire Corporation from 2009 to 2018, as well as Mark’s Work Warehouse and FGL Sports.

During his nine year tenure at Canadian Tire Corporation, he served as the president of its sports division, consisting of Sport Chek, Sport Experts, Atmosphere, National Sports, and Pro Hockey Life. This came after he served several years as the company’s Senior Vice-President of Corporate Affairs. Fulcan also served as Chief Marketing Officer at Sport Chek and Mark’s Work Warehouse, where he was recognized for his leadership in the company’s brand and digital transformation.

Before joining Canadian Tire Corporation, Fulton spend 6 years at International communications company Fleishman-Hillard, holding positions such as General Manager and Senior Partner of the Toronto flagship office.

Prior to his agency experience, Fulton spent 9 years working for various Canadian political leaders in both pronvincial and federal governments. This includes former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Ontario Premier Falton McGuinty, and New Brunswick Premier Frank McKenna.

Duncan Fulton currently holds the position of Chairman of the Tim Hortons Foundation Camps, a nonprofit organization established in 1974 that provides leadership and outdoor programs for low-income youth aged 12 to 16, through its seven camps located in North America.

“I have always been attracted to companies and organizations that have aggressive growth agendas and are prepared to move quickly to innovate and adapt to the markets around them,” says Fulton. “RBI has an impressive track record, strategy and executive team. I am honoured to join the team and look forward to helping grow these iconic restaurant brands around the world.”

Net Worth

Fulton’s net worth is not publicly disclosed. It is estimated to be around $774K. Fulton owns about 11,298 units of Restaurant Brands International Inc common stock.


Duncan has been widely recognized for his executive leadership and has been recognized with awards and achievements over the years.

Some notable achievements include:

Canada’s Marketer of the Year in 2016 by the Canadian Marketing Association
Canada’s 50 Best Executives in 2020 by the Globe and Mail

He is also a regular expert speaker. One example in 2019, The Empire Club welcomed Duncan Fulton for a conversation on how Restaurant Brands International planned to grow its three iconic brands – TIM HORTONS, BURGER KING, and POPEYES, to 40,000 restaurants worldwide and building the right team and corporate culture to achieve that goal. This can be viewed online from the Empire Club of Canada.