Hard on the heels of the dual flounce-outs by Walt Disney Company directors Roy E Disney and Stanley Gold [WAMN: 03-Dec-03], enter chief executive of computer software company Sybase, .John S Chen, who joins the Disney board next month as an independent director.

The appointment, made prior to the highly publicized departures of the ancien regime, increases the number of independent directors to two -- Chen plus Yum Brands president Aylwin Lewis, elected to the board in September.

Meantime, the combined calls of R E D and Gold for the head of corporate ceo Michael Eisner go unanswered. There are few enthusiasts even on the Disney board for corporate auto da fé.

Data sourced from: New York Times; additional content by WARC staff