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GAME promotes Brennan in head office restructure
Two members of GAME Group’s head office staff have taken on new positions.
Commercial strategy director Tricia Brennan (pictured) is now chief commercial officer, while UK managing director Tom Devine has become channel director. Chief marketing officer Dave Hughes, who was heavily involved in the relaunch of GAME.co.uk, will leave the retailer next month.
These changes come as part of an internal restructure at GAME’s headquarters in Basingstoke. A GAME spokesperson estimated that 46 jobs would be cut as part of the restructure.
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Warrington joins 3D gaming firm
Glenn Warrington has joined TriOviz as head of sales for UK and Northern Europe.
The company is responsible for the stereoscopic 3D modes in titles such as Batman: Arkham City, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Enslaved and Thor.
Warrington has several years of experience in sales across the games, films and music industries, as well as mobile software and consumer electronics. He has previously worked at accessories firm Power Play, as well as mobile solutions provider Quira and distributor Total Home Entertainment.
In his new role, he will be responsible for expanding the company’s presence in key European countries.
Activision names new strategy and talent chief
The publishing giant has promoted Humam Sakhnini to the newly created position of chief strategy and talent officer.
He previously served as Activison’s EVP of corporate strategy and business development, a role he has held since 2009. He will continue his current duties and take on additional responsibility for human resources.
This promotion follows the news that chief human resources officer Ann Weiser will retire when her five-year contract expires later this year.
“Bringing together our strategic planning and worldwide human resources responsibilities under Humam’s leadership underscores our commitment to talent recruiting, development and retention as a principal focus of the company,” said CEO Bobby Kotick.
“I would like to thank Ann for her extraordinary contributions to Activision Blizzard. By aligning our human resources and operations, she has helped us to recruit top industry talent and deliver strong business results. She will work closely with Humam to ensure a smooth transition.”
NaturalMotion expands new London team
The developer has appointed former EA and Playfish staffer Dan Borthwick as head of its new London studio. He will spearhead the firm’s drive to scale up its development efforts.
“I am thrilled to be joining NaturalMotion and look forward to setting up a new studio in London to build on their recent success, develop great games and continue to push what’s possible in social mobile,” said Borthwick.