Walt Disney names Jayne Parker as EVP & chief HR officer

MUMBAI: The Walt Disney Company has appointed Jayne Parker as executive vice president and chief human resources officer.

Parker will report to Walt Disney Company president and CEO Robert A. Iger and will be responsible for areas that include leading Disney’s overall human resources strategy including global talent attraction, staffing and retention, leadership development, diversity, organizational design and cultural development, employee education and development, compensation and benefits and employee relations.

The heads of human resources in Disney’s business units will report to Parker as well as to the leaders of their respective business units.

"Jayne demonstrated clear leadership and innovation while overseeing human resources, diversity and inclusion for Disney Parks and Resorts’ nearly 100,000 employees worldwide. I’m delighted that she will now apply her results-oriented practices to our entire organization in order to attract, motivate and retain experienced, knowledgeable and creative employees," said Iger.

"Disney is successful because of its people – their commitment, their creativity and their passion. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Parks and Resorts division and am honored to now work on behalf of all Disney cast members and employees to continue to attract diverse talent and develop future leaders for all of our businesses," added Parker.

Previously, Parker was senior vice president of human resources, diversity and inclusion for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide.

Parker will assume her new position on 1 September.