The Walt Disney Company announced that Anderson alumna Christine McCarthy (’81) has been named senior executive vice president and chief financial officer.
McCarthy will report directly to chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger, who said in Disney’s official announcement, “Christine has done an incredible job as Disney’s treasurer over the past 15 years, and her strong leadership and keen financial acumen make her an ideal Chief Financial Officer. She is highly respected in the finance sector, and in this new role she will have even more impact on creating value for Disney shareholders.”
As CFO, McCarthy will now oversee investor relations, corporate planning and control, tax, corporate treasury, corporate real estate, facilities, integrated supply chain management and corporate citizenship. She succeeds James A. Rasulo as CFO.
“I am humbled and honored to be entrusted with the role of CFO of this incredibly dynamic company,” McCarthy said. “Under Bob’s leadership, Disney has delivered record results, and I look forward to working with our talented senior management team as we build on the company’s financial strength and strong balance sheet to deliver shareholder value.”
McCarthy is a trustee of the Westridge School for Girls in Pasadena and a mentor for the National Math and Science Initiative’s STEM program. She has been named multiple times to Treasury & Risk magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in Finance,” and was just named Treasury Today magazine’s Woman of the Year, one of the profession’s most highly regarded benchmarks.