You would think leaving a job after nearly two decades at the same company would be tumultuous, but for Anna Hill, leaving Disney after 19 years was actually a “relatively easy” decision.
“Twenty years is obviously a long time and I had a fantastic time, but I always felt that if I got to over 50 it would be pushing 22 years there, and I wouldn’t have been pushing myself, I’d have limited myself,” Hill explains.
“I ultimately do want to work for another 15 to 20 years, so I felt like I should take a leap now.”
The marketing veteran swapped her role as vice-president and CMO at The Walt Disney Company UK, Ireland and Nordics to become UK general manager at WW (formerly Weight Watchers). Hill says that the shift to general management has been an exciting one, but can be tricky.