Ray Maguire has left Sony.
The SCEE senior VP and UK MD has departed after 17 years at the firm.
He has been at the Sony games unit since PlayStation began, with his role evolving over time to include responsibility over the Irish, Nordic, Benelux and the Mediterranean regions.
“Having been here right from the start and after a lot of soul searching, I feel that now is the right time for me to move on,” said Maguire.
“I am confident that I can leave the business in the hands of the brilliant teams here in the UK and across Europe that I’ve had the honour of working with. I’ve made so many great friends during my time here and although the thought of leaving was quite tough, it is essential for me to continue to grow.”
Andrew House, President and CEO of SCEE added: “In a career at SCE spanning over 17yrs, Ray has helped establish PlayStation as a household name and a major entertainment brand.
“Ray is consumer focused and over the years has built and maintained a reputation as one of the industry’s most respected senior figures. We wish him luck in his future endeavours.”