💫🚀 Disney’s High-flying CFO, Christine McCarthy, Says ‘Ta-ta For Now’ 🧳🏰
Breaking the glass ceiling in her stride, Disney’s first female CFO, Christine McCarthy, takes a bow 🎀, stepping down from her high-ranking position to prioritize family health 🏥. But wait, she’s not jetting off into the sunset yet! She’ll play mentor while Kevin Lansberry, Mr. Moneybags of Disney Parks, steps up as interim finance chief. What might this mean for the company’s financial future? Let’s dive right in! 🌊
Down the rabbit hole 🕳️ we go into the magical kingdom of Disney, where the treasury’s high priestess, Christine McCarthy, is hanging up her wand and wizard’s hat, embarking on a hiatus to focus on family health matters. What might this mean for the empire that Mickey built? 🤔
Making history in 2015 as Disney’s first-ever female CFO, McCarthy 👩💼 took the company on an exhilarating magic carpet ride that saw media expansion, juicy acquisitions (remember the 21st Century Fox Assets? 😉), the roll-out of ESPN+ and Disney+, and the record-breaking success of Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe franchises 🚀.
However, the wand isn’t hitting the floor with a thud! ✨ McCarthy plans to stick around like your favorite fairy godmother, advising and assisting in the hunt for her worthy successor. Meanwhile, Kevin Lansberry, the current finance overlord of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products division, will be stepping into her glass slippers 👠. Can he fill them adequately? 🤷♂️
McCarthy’s parting words were bittersweet and full of gratitude towards Bob Iger, the previous CEO: “Although I am leaving the CFO role, I look forward to helping with the transition and will always be rooting for the success of my extended Disney family.” 🏰🤝
Here’s a curveball though! Remember when, amid Disney’s media and entertainment division teetering on a tightrope, McCarthy boldly expressed her lack of confidence in then-CEO Bob Chapek to the board of directors? 🎭 She isn’t just all about numbers, but a real force of nature when it comes to company leadership! 💥
So, with her temporary departure, we can’t help but wonder, can Kevin Lansberry carry on her legacy? Can he navigate the enchanted forest of finance with the same prowess and grit? 😕💰 And importantly, who will permanently succeed this powerhouse in the long run?
That’s all we’ve got for now, folks! So let’s flip the magic mirror towards you 🪞: What do you think this transition means for Disney? Are you expecting major changes, or will it be business as usual at the Magic Kingdom? 🏰✨