25-year veteran Sean Ratcliffe takes over Bethesda’s EU marketing/PR

Bethesda’s European office has seen a couple of changes, with outgoing European Marketing & PR Director Sarah Seaby replaced by ex-Rovio CMO Sean Ratcliffe.

Seaby stood down from her role after nine years in order to take some ‘personal time out’, according to a press release from Bethesda.

“After nine great years, I made the very hard decision to leave Bethesda, with the full support of my friends and colleagues, to take some personal time out,” read a statement from Seaby, “Bethesda remains close to my heart, and I wish Sean Ratcliffe the very best in his new position.”

Ratcliffe brings 25 years’ experience with him to his new role, with a broad range of marketing experience at the likes of EA Sports, Disney Interactive Studios, Sega, and Konami.

“I’m delighted to be joining Bethesda and the European team, one of the most respected & talented in the industry,” Ratcliffe said in a statement, “I look forward to building on the great work that Sarah has accomplished over the past nine years and continue to grow the international business.”

“It’s exciting to work with Sean again,” added Sean Brennan, European Managing Director at Bethesda, “He is one of the leading senior marketing executives in the games industry and will fit in very well with the team here in Europe.”

Joining Ratcliffe at Bethesda EU is veteran PR Steve Merrett, who comes in as UK PR Manager for the firm. Merrett spent over 10 years running Voltage PR, handling campaigns for the likes of the PES and Metal Gear Solid series.

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