Chu, who was SVP, content for the nascent streamer, is set to become president of the publishing company’s studio and distribution division. She joins in September and reports to Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch.
She is the latest top Disney exec to leave in recent months following the departure of Kevin Mayer, Disney’s Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer & International division, to TikTok.
No word from Disney on a replacement for Chu yet.
It is a blow for Disney; Chu was close to Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger, who she served as Vice President, Office of the Chairman and CEO between 2013 and 2016. She joined Disney in 2008 and has had roles in digital short form development and production, as well as current and daytime programming at ABC Entertainment.