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Catherine Powell steps into new Disney role

Catherine Powell, formerly Présidente of Disneyland Paris operating group, Euro Disney, has been promoted to lead the western region of Disney Parks and Resorts – a newly-titled division.

Powell will oversee the Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World in Florida, and Disneyland Paris, continuing with her current duties until a successor to her post is announced.

The Walt Disney Company is currently undergoing a restructure, echoing what has been a successful management restructure for Eastern division of the parks.

“I wanted to thank everyone for their kind congratulations,” commented Powell. “My role is expanding as I take on the running of the parks in California and Florida in addition to Disneyland Paris. I am moving but not leaving! I am and will always remain attached to Disneyland Paris.”

Powell was named president of Euro Disney S.A.S in July 2016 after a 12-year career within the company, and during her time at the park oversaw the completion of a revitalisation project, park expansion, as well as a £2bn transformation of Walt Disney Studios Park.

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