Ann Mather
Born (1960-04-10) April 10, 1960 (age 63)
Stockport, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
CitizenshipEnglish
EducationM.A.
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Known forCFO at Pixar (1999-2004)
Board member ofAlphabet Inc.
Netflix
Bumble
Blend
Aible

Technology and Media Board Member

Ann Mather (born April 10, 1960) is an English business executive. She serves on the boards of directors of Alphabet,[1] Netflix, Bumble, Aible[2] and Blend.[3] Her prior board experience includes Airbnb, Arista Networks, MGM Studios and Zappos. Mather was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Pixar Studios from September 1999 to April 2004, reporting to Steve Jobs. She is an Honorary Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.

Early life and education

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.[4][5][6]

Career

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.[6]

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

Mather currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Bumble, and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the board of directors of Alphabet, Netflix and Blend. Mather is also a Member of the Board of Directors at Aible

She previously served as director of Airbnb, Arista Networks, Zappos.com (acquired by Amazon.com in 2009), Shopping.com (acquired by eBay in 2005) as well as of Central European Media Enterprises, Shutterfly, Moneygram and Glu Mobile (from September 2005 to February 10, 2021).[7] She was Chairman of the Board of MGM Studios/Lead Independent Director from 2010 to 2019.

Mather has helped take seven private companies public, and has been involved in multiple successful dispositions.

References

  1. ^ Alphabet Appoints Ann Mather to its Board of Directors. October 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "Aible adds Ann Mather to Board of Directors". YahooFinance. 2023-10-29.
  3. ^ "Mortgage tech startup Blend raises $130M, adds Pixar vet to board". Inman. 2019-06-24.
  4. ^ Google Appoints Ann Mather to its Board of Directors. November 29, 2005.
  5. ^ "Biography of Ann Mather". Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Ann Mather profile". 15 July 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  7. ^ "SEC Form 8-K". Glu Mobile. 2021-02-10.[permanent dead link]