Susan Arnold is the new chair of the Walt Disney Company—and the first woman to hold the position.
Arnold is a former operating executive of the equity investment firm The Carlyle Group. Previously she served as president, global business units of Procter & Gamble. She is a former director of McDonald’s and NBTY.
Arnold has been a member of the Disney board for 14 years, and has served as its independent lead director since 2018.
Iger commented: “Susan is the perfect choice for chairman of the board, and I am confident the company is well-positioned for continued success under her guidance and leadership. It has been a distinct honour to work with Susan and our many other talented directors, and I am incredibly grateful for the support and wise counsel they have provided during my tenure.”