Richard Brookbanks, The Walt Disney Company

Richard Brookbanks,
Vice President Financial Controller,
The Walt Disney Company

Richard is Vice President, Financial Controller at The Walt Disney Company’s Media and Entertainment Distribution division with responsibilities covering its Disney + & Hulu streaming businesses, global Film and TV content licensing and its network of international channels.Richard has been with The Walt Disney Company for 28 years.He hails from England and was born and raised in Peterborough, a town approximately 80 miles north of London.After achieving a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors fromCity University in London (which included a year as an IT intern at Mobil Oil Company), he worked for three years with Thomson Holidays, a travel company located in the UK, which was the leading supplier of UK tourists to Walt Disney World and led Richard to spend time in Orlando and get a taste for the US.In 1993, Richard joined Disney in London as a Financial Analyst and he relocated to Burbank in early 1997 with increasing responsibilities related to TV & Digital Distribution Finance and Accounting.Over the last few years Richard built on his experience to be a key leader in two once in a career initiatives, the integration of the Fox and Hulu business in to TWDC and the global roll out of Disney +.In addition, he has had increasing responsibilities as a husband and father to three growing boys, with twin sons now studying at Loyola Marymount University and a High School sophomore son at Flintridge Preparatory school in La Canada.



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