Earlier this month, The Walt Disney Company announced a wave of leadership shifts.
These changes included appointing new park presidents for both Disney World and Disneyland, naming Josh D’Amaro the Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products, and shifting Rebecca Campbell into the role of Chairman for the Direct-To Consumer sector. And now, Disney announced a change to its financial leadership.
Shortly after news broke that the Disney World parks were proposed to reopen in July after being closed since March, Deadline reported that The Walt Disney Company has appointed a new treasurer.
Previous senior vice president, Treasurer, Jonathan Headley, is retiring and finance executive, Carlos Gómez, has been promoted to take his place. Gómez will report to the Chief Financial Officer, Christine McCarthy, and will oversee Disney’s “corporate finance, liquidity management, capital markets, and banking activities,” among other roles.
Gómez has been a member of the Walt Disney Co. team for 22 years and has served as the vice president of Investor Relations since 2011. He commented on his new position stating, “I look forward to leveraging my experience in this new role…to ensure the company has the access to capital necessary to execute on its strategic priorities, and to help guide the team through this unprecedented time.”
McCarthy referred to Gómez as “an exceptionally talented and versatile finance executive,” and noted Headley “leaves behind an impressive legacy which includes an outstanding treasury organization and strong roster of talent…of which Carlos is a tremendous example.”
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