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Ukie board election 2020 - results announced

The results of the Ukie board election have been announced. Eight people have been appointed to the Ukie board following a vote by the members.

Each board appointee will serve for two years - with a maximum term length overall of six years - playing an essential role in steering the strategic direction of the trade body and supporting the team in its mission to make the UK the best place in the world to make, play and sell games.

The individuals appointed to the Ukie board this year include:

-          Debbie Bestwick MBE, Team 17

-          Adam Campbell, Azoomee

-          Des Gayle, Altered Gene

-          Li Ma, Tencent

-          Ranjani Natarajan, Robot Teddy

-          Harinder Sangha, Sumo Group

-          Maria Sayans, ustwo

-          Tim Woodley, Hello Games

Due to the introduction of term limits last year, the Ukie board is also saying goodbye for now to a number of individuals who have served extensively on behalf of the industry.

Andy Payne OBE, Ian Livingstone CBE, Miles Jacobson OBE, Simon Barratt, Veronique Lallier, Harvey Eagle, Shaun Campbell, Neil Boyd and Rob Cooper all depart from the board having contributed collectively in excess of 50 years of time to the organisation.

As a result of the election, Ukie’s board is now the most diverse it has been in its history with the number of women and BAME figures on the board above the wider industry average - supporting Ukie's ongoing commitment to the industry wide #RaiseTheGame pledge.

“We’re pleased to welcome a wide range of fantastic people to the Ukie board,” said Stuart Dinsey, Chair of the Ukie board and Chairman of Curve Digital. “The range of talent, experience and backgrounds will help to inject fresh thinking into the organisation and ensures that Ukie will be well placed to continue to effectively lead the industry on.”

“We must also say a deep thank you to this year’s departing directors,” commented Dr Jo Twist OBE, CEO of Ukie. “Their hard work, dedication and commitment to Ukie over the course, in some cases, of decades has helped make the UK one of the best places in the world to make, play and sell games. We’re immensely grateful for their contribution and wish them all the best in the future.”

You can view the full Ukie board here.