Thursday 5th September - The Ukie board has seen some notable change in both its officer role and its board make up following its most recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 4th September.
At the top, the body has appointed a new chair, vice chair and treasurer to steer the board through the coming years.
The new Ukie Chair is Stuart Dinsey, Chairman of Curve Digital, who has taken on the role from Noirin Carmody, COO of Revolution.
David Gould, Senior Director of Sales and Export at Take Two Interactive, has become Ukie's Vice Chair and replacing the outgoing Ian Livingstone CBE.
Liz Fitzgerald, Director of Finance and Operations at Sony Entertainment UK, is Ukie's new Treasurer, replacing Gould as he shifted into his new role as Ukie's vice chair
Ukie's board elections also saw six representatives from across the industry elected to join the trade body's top table.
The individuals elected, or re-elected, to the board were:
- Kirsty Rigden, Development Director, Futurlab
- Katherine Bidwell, Founder, State of Play Games
- Simon Barratt, Director, Co-Operative Innovations
- Helen Burnill, Commercial Director, Mediatonic
- Thomas Hegarty, Co-CEO of Roll7
- Nina Collins, Production Manager, Auroch Digital
The results now mean that a third of Ukie's board are women; the highest percentage recorded since the trade body's inception in 1989.
Ukie’s AGM also saw a shift in the body’s articles of association. It has introduced term limits for board members, ensuring that no board member can sit for more than six years consecutively.
Dr Jo Twist, CEO of Ukie, said
"We welcome the election of our new chair, vice chair and treasurer, as well as the election – and re-election – of our invaluable Ukie board members.
The board provides essential support to Ukie and its mission to make the UK the best place to make, play and sell games in the world. By participating in the election, our members make a crucial contribution to the way we are run – helping to set our course and keep us on track.
I’d also like to thank our outgoing board members for their invaluable contribution to Ukie's work and mission. They have played their part in helping us champion our industry effectively both at home and across the world and I’d like to express the gratitude of the whole of our membership for their efforts."
For more information about Ukie's new board or about wider press matters, please contact our head of communications George Osborn at email@example.com.