Walt Disney Company Appoints Two New Board Members

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Two new board members have been appointed to the Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company has announced two new board members will be joining the Disney Board: James P. Gorman and Sir Jeremy Darroch.

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James P. Gorman is a well-known name in the financial world. He’s the Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley, a major global financial company. Gorman has been with Morgan Stanley since 2006 and became CEO in 2010. Under his leadership, the company has seen a lot of growth and success. Gorman will join the Disney Board on February 5, 2024.

Sir Jeremy Darroch is a seasoned executive in the media industry. He was the Group Chief Executive of Sky, a large television company in Europe. During his time at Sky, Darroch played a significant role in expanding the company’s services. His appointment to the Disney Board will be effective from January 9, 2024.

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The Walt Disney Company started looking for new board members in April 2023. They wanted people who were not only great leaders but also had strong experience in media and finance. This is where Gorman and Darroch fit in perfectly.

Disney believes that these new members will help the company continue to grow and succeed. They bring a lot of knowledge and experience, especially in areas like strategic planning, finance, and international media.

Mark G. Parker, the Chairman of Disney’s Board, expressed confidence in both Gorman and Darroch. He noted their achievements and leadership skills, emphasizing how they will contribute to Disney’s future success.

As Disney prepares for its 2024 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the addition of Gorman and Darroch brings new perspectives to the company’s leadership. Their expertise is expected to be valuable in steering Disney through the evolving entertainment and media landscapes.

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