European distributor Koch Media has expanded its team with a hire and a promotion at its UK arm.
Richard Ives joins the firm as vendor manager. He has held a number of roles around the games industry, including a trade marketing manager position at SCEE and was an account manager at THQ.
Head of vendor management Karl Penhaligon said: “Richard brings a wealth of games category experience into the team and will be intergral in driving our services and strategy within the UK, Nordics and Benelux.”
Meanwhile, Juliana Foley has been promoted to purchasing and operations director for Northern Europe. She previously worked as the company’s commercial manager.
“It is befitting of Juliana’s experience and abilities to elevate her to director level,” said Koch Media MD Craig McNicol.