Sony UK has announced that UK sales director Mark Howsen is moving to SCEE to become its new commercial development director.
His new responsibilities include SCEE’s licensing programme, in-game advertising and new business development. The move will happen on April 23rd.
Howsen has been at SCE UK for almost 13 years having joined as national account manager in 1999. In 2007 he was promoted to UK sales director. He played an active role in the launches of PSone, PS2, PS3, PSP, PSPgo and PlayStation Vita.
"Mark has been a key member of the PlayStation UK management team and can feel justifiably proud of what he has achieved here,” SCE UK MD Fergal Gara stated.
“I would like to thank Mark for his contribution to the UK business and wish him every success in his new role".
SCEE VP of sales and commercial planning Tim Stokes added: "We are delighted to have Mark joining us here in our European HQ. Mark is a time served Sony man who brings a wealth of experience to this new role and will be a fine addition to our new team."
Mark Howsen said of the move: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at SCE UK and I wish Fergal and the team all the best going forward. I am relishing the prospect of my new role. The opportunity to help create, shape and build a new department within SCEE is a challenge that I'm excited to get to grips with.”