Finance director quits Euro Disney
Thursday 06 February 1997
Philippe Ravanas, a company spokesman, said the changes were part of plans started three years ago to increase the integration of the group's senior management.
"Within this context, Xavier said he wanted to pursue other opportunities and I think he will announce something in the next few days."
He denied any suggestion of a boardroom rift between Mr de Mezerac and Philippe Bourguignon, chairman and chief executive, or Gilles Pelisson, executive vice-president, who will temporarily take on the finance director's role.
Mr Ravanas said both of the remaining senior executives had been actively involved in the financial aspects of the business and did not anticipate any problems before a new finance director was appointed. However, he conceded that the role would be "re-defined" first.
Mr de Mezerac's departure came as a surprise to some observers, although shares in the group still rose 0.5p to 118.5p yesterday.
Last month Euro Disney reiterated a warning first made in November that 1997 would be difficult.
Mr Bourguignon said the decision to peg entry charges for the second year running could have a "temporary detrimental impact on margins".
Culinary experts in The Netherlands thought it was 'fresh' and 'tasty'
Of all the computers Apple has ever made there’s only one that Steve Jobs had to sell his car to finance
- 1 Nokia no more: Microsoft drops once-ubiquitous mobile name – in favour of its Lumia brand
- 2 Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery: 'I'm living a more fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 NHS staff banned from drinking tea or coffee on the job because it looks like they're not working hard enough
Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery: 'I'm living a more fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
Isis releases first video showing the stoning of woman accused of committing adultery as her father shouts 'don't call me Dad'
Diwali: What is the festival of lights – and how is it celebrated around the world?
Nathan Cirillo: Final pictures emerge of soldier moments before he was shot dead by Ottowa gunman
Ottawa shootings: Terror strikes Canadian capital as attacks leave one soldier and one suspect dead
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
iJobs Money & Business
£350 - £360 per day: Ashdown Group: SQL Developer with T-SQL, Watford, Hertfor...
120-150k: Accountancy Action: We are looking for an experienced CFO from a min...
£24000 - £28000 per annum + bonus & benefits: Ashdown Group: IT Business Syste...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: The SThree group is a world le...