This talk is presented by
Kylie Watson-Wheeler - Senior Vice President & Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company ANZ (inc. Lucas Film, Marvel, Pixar)
Kylie Watson-Wheeler is Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand. Based in Melbourne, she is responsible for driving the company’s strategy; coordinating, leading and expanding all company business divisions; overseeing Disney global franchises and seeking out new business opportunities in the region.
Kylie leads all of Disney’s activities in Australia and New Zealand, encompassing Film, TV, Digital, Consumer Products and Home Entertainment distribution and the management of the group's TV channels. She has broad-based expertise from multiple business areas including consumer products, marketing, sales and theatrical distribution.
She joined the company in 2004, and in addition to the consumer products business, she has led the sales teams in ANZ and Publishing for the Region including South East Asia, India and Korea. In 2013, she also served as Chief Marketing Officer for Australia and New Zealand, driving marketing strategy across the business.
Previously, Kylie was director of advertising and brand management for Hallmark Cards, Inc., based at the company’s head office in Kansas City. She also has held various marketing positions at Coca-Cola Amatil and Penguin Books.