Disney has named Jonathan Headley its new treasurer, moving him up a notch at the company to take the place of Christine McCarthy, who was earlier promoted to become chief financial officer.
Headley served for 11 years as assistant treasurer and moves into the top job in that department, reporting to McCarthy, who made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.
“During his 11-year tenure as assistant treasurer, Jon has shown himself to be a highly effective financial executive, and his proven expertise, leadership skills and strategic acumen make him the right choice for this role,” McCarthy said.
Headley will be responsible for the management and oversight of the company’s global treasury functions including corporate finance, liquidity management, capital markets and banking, financial risk management and global cash management.
Headley described himself as honored to take the job at what he called “an exciting time of unprecedented growth at the Walt Disney Company.” Headley joined the corporate finance team in 1996 and moved up through the ranks. He previously served as treasurer of Hong Kong Disneyland, when the park was being developed, and moved into the post as assistant treasurer in 2004.
Prior to joining Disney, Headley was an analyst at Goldman Sachs and a research associate at Harvard University, where he also received an MBA.