Ukie board elections: voting open until August 28th

Voting is now live in the Ukie board elections and we encourage all members to use their six votes to select their board.

*Deadline for voting is 5pm UK time Wednesday 28th August*

Why you should vote in the Ukie board election

The Ukie board plays a crucial role in the organisation and the wider industry. It helps set our strategic direction, provides essential advice on the key issues facing the sector and ensures our members have their voice heard as effectively as possible.

Elected members make up over half of the Ukie board. These elections are therefore your chance to ensure a significant portion of our board represents the range of interests across our sector.

The candidates for election

14 candidates have put themselves forward for the six available seats on the Ukie board this year. They are:

  • Alex Peters SVP, Searchlight & Development Services, SEGA
  • Chris Payne, Company Director, Quantum Soup Studios
  • Ewan Lamont, CEO, Legendary Games Ltd
  • Helen Burnill, Commercial Director, Mediatonic
  • Katherine Bidwell, Founder , State of Play Games
  • Kirsty Rigden, Development Director, FuturLab
  • Mark Cox, UK General Manager (CM), Riot Games
  • Nina Collins, Production Manager, Auroch Digital
  • Paul Andrews, Director of Multiple Media Companies, Retro Games Ltd
  • Robert Kinder, Publishing Director, Payload Studios
  • Simon Barratt, CEO and Co-founder, Cooperative Innovations Ltd
  • Spencer Crossley, Founder, Nineteeneleven games
  • Teressa Wright, Producer, Square Enix Collective
  • Thomas Hegarty, Co-CEO, Roll7

You can read more about each candidate and what they’re standing for here.

Voting on Ukie board resolutions

In addition to the board elections, members will also be able to vote on resolutions at our Annual General Meeting (AGM). This includes a particularly important resolution for Ukie, which would see a change to our articles of association that would impose term limits on board members.

You will be able to vote on these measures in person at our AGM on Wednesday 4th September as part of our members day, or through the use of a proxy voting form.

How to vote in the Ukie board election

Full and partner members are eligible to vote in the Ukie board elections. Each member receives one vote per company. They cannot vote for themselves or for affiliate companies in the process.

Upon the commencement of the election, eligible members will receive a direct email from Electoral Reform Services (who manage and fairly administer the election process).

This will contain details on how to cast your six available votes in the board election, with further details on proxy voting for the resolutions at the AGM.

If you cannot find your vote, please do check your spam folders. There is a chance it can get filtered into there, so please check there if you can’t find your vote.

The deadline for voting is 5pm on Wednesday 28th August. After that, the votes will be counted and the new board will be announced at the AGM on Wednesday 4th September.

If you have any questions about the administration of the Ukie board election process, please contact Sam Collins at sam@ukie.org.uk.

You can also sign up to attend our AGM – and Member’s Day – here.