Ann Mather

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Ann Mather
Born (1960-04-10) April 10, 1960 (age 58)
Stockport, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Citizenship English
Education M.A.
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Known for CFO at Pixar (1999-2004)
Board member of Alphabet Inc.
Netflix
MGM Holdings Inc
Shutterfly
Arista Networks
Airbnb

Ann Mather (born April 10, 1960) is an English business executive. She currently serves on the board of directors of Alphabet,[1] Netflix, Glu Mobile, Shutterfly, MGM Holdings, Airbnb and Arista Networks. Mather was formerly executive vice president and chief financial officer of Pixar Studios from September 1999 to April 2004. She is an Honorary Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.

Early life and education[edit]

Mather was born in 1960. She attended the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, where she earned her M.A. degree with a major in geography and land economy.[2][3][4]

Career[edit]

After graduation, Mather moved to London, UK, where she started her career in the auditing firm KPMG. Following KPMG, she went to work for Paramount Pictures in 1984. While at Paramount from 1984 to 1988, she worked in London, Amsterdam and New York. From 1992 to 1993 she worked for Disney in Paris to help start the international theatrical distribution arm in Europe. Prior to joining Disney, she was with Alico (a division of AIG, later acquired by MetLife). She held various executive positions at the Walt Disney Studios in Los Angeles from 1993 to 1999, including senior vice president of finance and administration for its Buena Vista International Theatrical Division. Right after leaving Disney, Mather was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Village Roadshow Pictures.[4]

In 1999, Ann Mather was named executive vice president, chief financial officer, and company secretary of Pixar; a position she held from September 1999 to April 2004. After Pixar, she joined the board of Google and the boards of other public and private companies in the media and technology space.

Board memberships[edit]

Mather currently serves as chairman of the audit committee of the board of directors in Alphabet[1], and as the lead director for MGM Holdings Inc. She also serves on the boards of Netflix, Arista Networks, Shutterfly and Glu.

She previously served as director of Zappos.com (acquired by Amazon.com in 2009), and Shopping.com (acquired by eBay in 2005) as well as of Central European Media Enterprises, and Moneygram.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alphabet Appoints Ann Mather to its Board of Directors. October 2, 2015.
  2. ^ Google Appoints Ann Mather to its Board of Directors. November 29, 2005.
  3. ^ "Biography of Ann Mather". Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Ann Mather profile". Retrieved 24 September 2012.