Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara said in a memo to DC and Consumer Products staff that DC Entertainment president and Warner Bros. Consumer Products president Diane Nelson is taking a leave of absence for family reasons. She is expected to return at some point.

Tsujihara fully supports her extended break which will begin on April 2.

During Nelson’s time away, Warner Bros chief digital officer and EVP strategy and business development Thomas Gewecke will support the DC executive team of Dan DiDio, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns and Amit Desai.

Here is Tsujihara’s memo:

Dear Colleagues:

Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, has decided to take time off starting Monday, April 2. After 22 years with the company, she wants to recharge, as well as have immediate and uninterrupted time with her family. This is her decision and the entire senior management team and I support this, and will help facilitate it as follows:

  • The DC executive management team will report to Thomas Gewecke (Chief Digital Officer and EVP, Strategy and Business Development) in the interim
  • Pam Lifford will report to me in the interim

Diane continues to be an important member of the Warner Bros. family and has worked on many of our most iconic properties. She has contributed greatly to the company’s successes, and we look forward to her returning to the Studio.

In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your management team, Thomas or me if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support and continued commitment to excellence in everything we do.

Best regards,

Kevin