In a move that reportedly surprised even her co-workers, The Walt Disney Company’s chief financial officer, Christine McCarthy, resigned on Thursday. McCarthy, who joined the company more than 20 years ago, will remain in an advisory role while the company searches for a new CFO.
“Christine McCarthy is one of America’s most admired financial executives, and her influence on The Walt Disney Company through her 23 years of dedicated service cannot be overstated,” CEO Bob Iger said in a statement. “Christine has served as a key strategic pivot during a period of major transformation. … She is giving up her financial position as she takes family medical leave, but has graciously offered to move into a consulting position to assist her successor in the tasks she has handled so expertly over these many years.”
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