Ann Mather has almost 18 years experience serving on the boards of some of the most transformative technology companies in the world. Most notably, she has been on the boards of Alphabet (Google) since 2005, Netflix since 2010 and Airbnb since 2018. She has significant additional board experience helping to shepherd earlier stage companies to successful outcomes, including the sale of Shopping.com to Ebay in 2005, the sale of Zappos to Amazon in 2009, the sale of Ariat to the Fisher family in 2012, the sale of Shutterfly to Apollo in 2019, the sale of Glu to EA in 2021, and several years chairing the board of MGM prior to the announced acquisition by Amazon in 2021. IPOs launched during her board tenure include Shopping.com, Glu, Arista Networks, Airbnb, Bumble and Blend, and Planet announced a $2.8B SPAC deal in July 2021. Ann has also been an independent trustee to the Dodge & Cox Mutual Funds since 2011.
Prior to her board work, Ann was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pixar, before that she held various executive positions at The Walt Disney Company. Ann was made an Honorary Fellow of Sidney Sussex College Cambridge in 2016, and has been a member of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the USA, Dame Karen Pierce’s Strategic Advisory Group since 2021.