Ann Mather (born April 10, 1960) is an English business executive. She currently serves on the board of directors of Alphabet, 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.
|Born||April 10, 1960|
Stockport, United Kingdom
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Known for||CFO at Pixar (1999-2004)|
|Board member of||Alphabet Inc.|
MGM Holdings Inc
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.
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.
Mather currently serves as chairman of the audit committee of the board of directors in Alphabet, and as the lead director for MGM Holdings Inc. She also serves on the boards of Netflix, Arista Networks, Shutterfly and Glu.
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