eaving a job after almost 20 years can be an emotional experience, but Anna Hill has never really been “a sentimental person”.
She left her role as vice-president and chief marketing officer at the Walt Disney Company UK, Ireland and Nordics in August last year after 19 years to take on the role of UK general manager at WW (formerly Weight Watchers), and she hasn’t looked back.
Hill tells The Independent: “I was told [by recruiters] that I’d be less hireable if I had done 20 years within a company and I was over 50 years old. It was hard but useful advice. I was 48, and it gave me the push I needed. I still have incredible relationships at Disney, but I was really excited about a new challenge.