Andy Hopkins Becoming Interim Disney Parks CFO as Kevin Lansberry Takes Over for Christine McCarthy

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Andy Hopkins and Kevin Lansberry

Andy Hopkins Becoming Interim Disney Parks CFO as Kevin Lansberry Takes Over for Christine McCarthy

With Christine McCarthy stepping down as The Walt Disney Company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), there’s a chain of people taking over interim positions.

Interim CFOs

Andy Hopkins and Kevin Lansberry
Andy Hopkins and Kevin Lansberry

As reported in the original announcement, Kevin Lansberry will take over as interim CFO. Lansberry is currently EVP and CFO of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Andy Hopkins will take over Lansberry’s position as interim CFO for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. He is currently Senior Vice President of Global Development and Finance for Parks, Experiences and Products.

These changes will be effective on July 1.

Christine McCarthy’s Departure


Christine McCarthy will be stepping down and taking a family medical leave of absence. She will stay on as a Strategic Advisor.

“Christine McCarthy is one of the most admired financial executives in America, and her impact on The Walt Disney Company during 23 years of dedicated service cannot be overstated,” CEO Bob Iger said. “She is stepping down from her CFO role as she takes family medical leave, but has graciously offered to move into an advisory position to assist her successor in assuming the duties she has so expertly handled these many years.”

“I am immensely grateful for the opportunity Bob provided me to serve as CFO of this iconic company and am proud of the work my talented team has done to position Disney to capitalize on the business possibilities that lie ahead,” McCarthy said. “Although I am leaving the CFO role, I look forward to helping with the transition and will always be rooting for the success of my extended Disney family, who have shown time and again that determination, teamwork and the pursuit of excellence are an unstoppable combination.”

McCarthy has been with The Walt Disney Company since 2000. In 2015, she was appointed to the CFO position. Her contract was previously set to expire in December 2022 but it was renewed through 2024.

In her role, she supervises Disney’s global finance organization, which includes such responsibilities as corporate alliances and partnerships, corporate strategy and business development, investor relations, risk management, and global product and labor standards.

McCarthy is known for her controversial quote, “We can cut portion size, which is probably good for some people’s waistlines,” back when Disney Parks stated they may reduce food portion sizes in order to increase profits.

In order to avoid searching for both a new CFO and a new CEO at the same time, it’s speculated that the Disney Board of Directors will extend Bob Iger’s contract. When Iger returned in late 2022, he signed a contract for only two years with the intention of finding a replacement by then.

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