Former Disney Streaming Executive Rebecca Campbell Departing After 26 Years
February 13, 2023
Rebecca Campbell, chairman of international content and operations at the Walt Disney Co., is leaving the media giant in June after 26 years.
Campbell, who most-recently served as chairman of direct-to-consumer and international operations, where she oversaw the launch of Disney+ throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, was also responsible for the roll-out of the Star general entertainment content collection on Disney+ and the standalone Star+ branded general entertainment streaming service in Latin America.
The executive’s pending exit comes after newly restored CEO Bob Iger announced a reorganization of Disney’s business into three operating units with streamlined leadership plans, in addition to $5.5 billion in companywide cost savings, including the elimination of 7,000 jobs.
Campbell said Iger asked her to stay on board until the beginning of the summer to ease the transition, which includes Michael Paull, president of DTC, now reporting to Dana Walden and Alan Bergman, co-chairs of Disney’s new entertainment business unit.
In a memo last week to staff, Campbell said she enjoyed her career at the company, and looked forward to traveling for fun and spending more time with her family.
“I will always be grateful to him for his exceptional leadership, invaluable wisdom, and cherished friendship,” she said. “And I truly believe that the organizational changes that he has announced are positioning the company for a very bright future.”