Former BHP CTO joins Disney as its CIO

She’s a STEM advocate, Top 5 technology influencer in Australia (2018) and Shanghai’s prestigious Magnolia Award.

Diane Jurgens has been named CIO of Disney, who will join the company as of the first week in October.

As CIO, Jurgens will lead Disney’s global enterprise technology organisation, which includes enterprise business systems, infrastructure, workforce enablement, and enterprise resilience engineering.

Her responsibilities will also include the planning, prioritisation, implementation and operations of Disney IT systems and infrastructure across the Company in support of corporate business operations, ensuring both their strategic relevance and operational effectiveness.

Jurgens’ previous position was CTO for a multinational mining, metals, and petroleum company BHP. In that role, Jurgens was responsible for leading capital program delivery, technology operations, cyber security, data privacy, digital strategy, and research and development.

A career technologist and leader, Jurgens has held numerous senior executive positions across a variety of industries including president and MD of Shanghai OnStar Telematics Company, VP and CIO for General Motors’ international operations, and as an executive at The Boeing Company.

Christine McCarthy, senior executive VP and CFO said Jurgens was a proven global technology leader with strategic vision, and her talents will be a great asset to the Company as our businesses and industry continue to evolve.

“Her breadth of experience in driving technology and innovation on a worldwide scale make Diane the right choice for this role, and I am very excited to welcome her to my team,” she said.





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