Disney Appoints Mark Parker As Chairman of the Board, Replacing Susan Arnold

The Walt Disney Company’s Chairman of the Board, Susan Arnold, is becoming replaced by Nike’s govt chairman, Mark Parker. Arnold’s 15-12 months phrase restrict will conclusion soon after the company’s upcoming yearly shareholder’s conference, decreasing the board to eleven associates. Although a day has not been set for this meeting, Disney’s future earnings phone is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. japanese on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

Parker has been a member of Disney’s board for seven years. According to Disney, “Mr. Parker will also chair a recently developed Succession Planning Committee of the Board, which will recommend the Board on CEO succession preparing, including critique of internal and external candidates. Mr. Parker served as NIKE’s Chairman and CEO until finally 2020, when he turned Govt Chairman.”

CEO Bob Iger’s current contract finishes on December 31, 2024.

For the duration of his four many years at Nike, Mark has led a single of the world’s most acknowledged shopper models via numerous market evolutions and a prosperous CEO changeover, and he is uniquely positioned to chair the Disney Board through this time period of transformation.

Susan Arnold, Chairman of the Board, The Walt Disney Firm

Disney has also expressed its opposition to activist trader Nelson Peltz’s endeavor to be a part of the board. According to an post on CNBC, “Peltz’s Trian Fund Administration took an somewhere around $800 million stake in the organization and began trying to find a board seat. Trian reportedly needs to make operational improvements and cut down fees, and it has expressed its opposition to Bob Iger’s reappointment as Disney’s CEO.” Peltz is reportedly heading to file a reaction later on on Wednesday.

Although senior management of The Walt Disney Firm and its Board of Administrators have engaged with Mr. Peltz numerous instances in excess of the final couple of months, the Board does not endorse the Trian Group nominee, and endorses that shareholders not aid its nominee, and rather vote for all the company’s nominees.


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