Christine M. McCarthy

Executive Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, Alliances, and Treasurer


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Christine M. McCarthy is the Executive Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, Alliances and Treasurer of The Walt Disney Company. She is responsible for the enterprise-wide management of a variety of functions, including corporate finance, capital markets, financial risk management, pension and investments, risk management, global cash management, and credit and collections. She also oversees the company’s global real estate organization, including development, portfolio management, facilities management, and corporate alliances.

Prior to joining Disney, Ms. McCarthy was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Imperial Bancorp from 1997 to 2000. She held various finance and planning positions at First Interstate Bancorp from 1981 to 1996, and was elected Executive Vice President in Finance for First Interstate in 1993.

Since 2010, Ms. McCarthy has served as Disney’s representative on the board of FM Global, a mutual insurance company. She is a Trustee of the Westridge School for Girls in Pasadena, Calif., and has also been a mentor for young women through the STEM program for the National Math and Science Initiative. In 2002, she completed terms as the Treasurer and a Director of the Alumnae Association of Smith College, and as a member of the Smith College Investment Committee. She also served as a Board member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association from 1998 to 2001.

Ms. McCarthy completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences at Smith College, where she received an award for excellence in botany, and later earned an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Anderson School at UCLA. She has been named multiple times to Treasury & Risk magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in Finance.”