CIO Diane Jurgens Exits Disney

Diane Jurgens has left The Walt Disney Company after three years as chief information officer. She was responsible for the company's global enterprise technology organization. 

Jurgens sent colleagues an exit email in late August saying that she was leaving Disney to “pursue new adventures,” according to the Wall Street Journal

On Aug. 31, Interim Disney CFO Kevin Lansberry informed the company’s technology teams that Diane Arnold, senior vice president for core systems and platforms, would act as interim leader for enterprise technology while Disney conducts a search for a new CIO. 

Disney has lost several high-level executives over the past year. In June, Disney CFO Christine McCarthy left temporarily for a family medical absence leave, and Chief Diversity Officer Latondra Newton left “to pursue other endeavors.” Those posts remain unfilled. Kareem Daniel, who acted as right-hand to Chapek, left shortly after Chapek’s ouster when Bob Iger returned as Disney CEO last November.

Jurgens joined Disney in October 2020 under then-CEO Bob Chapek, and reported directly to McCarthy until McCarthy’s departure. 



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