TIGA Board elects five new members from Lionhead, Crytek, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 17:17 GMT

TIGA has announced it has elected five new directors to the Board, with positions being filled by various member of the UK games industry.

The five new directors to the Board are:

  • Chris Kempt – Managing Director and founder of Kempt, one of the UK’s leading games advertisers.
  • Karl Hilton  – Managing Director of Crytek UK, based in Nottingham. He was previously part of the team that set up Free Radical Design and before that was Lead Artist at Rare Ltd, the developer of GoldenEye.
  • Mark Webley  – Co-founder and COO of Lionhead Studios, now part of Microsoft Game Studios. Mark was previously at Bullfrog Productions.
  • Georgina Mackenzie  – Founder of Toytek in 2008, a development studio based in Guildford, which creates games for mobile platforms and the web.
  • Patrick O’Luanaigh – CEO of nDreams, adigital games developer/publisher. Patrick set nDreams up in 2007 and is the former Creative Director of Eidos.

“At TIGA our vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business,” commented Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA in the press release.

“Our mission is to fight for the interests of the UK games industry. To achieve these ends we are intent on building an enduring organisation, the best in its field, one that improves year on year, a business that will make a significant impact on the games industry and so benefit the wider UK economy.

“Our five new directors will help TIGA to achieve these objectives. They represent different segments of the games industry, have a range of experiences and are highly ambitious to drive TIGA forward. We are delighted that Chris, Karl, Mark, Georgina and Patrick have been elected to the TIGA board.”

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