Disney appoints woman as chair for first time in 98-year history – BBC News

Walt Disney has elected a woman to chair its board for the first time in the entertainment giant’s 98-year history. Susan Arnold, who has been a Disney board member for 14 years, will succeed Bob Iger at the end of this year….”As I step into this new role as chairman of the board, I look forward to continuing to serve the long-term interests of Disney’s shareholders and working closely with CEO Bob Chapek as he builds upon the company’s century-long legacy of creative excellence and innovation,” Ms Arnold said in a statement.

She has also served in senior roles at some of America’s biggest companies. For the last eight years Ms Arnold has been an executive at Carlyle Group, having previously held roles at consumer goods giant Procter and Gamble and fast food chain McDonald’s.

Disney appoints woman as chair for first time in 98-year history – BBC News

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