Amazon and Tesco games bosses join MCV Retail Advisory Board

The game heads of two of the UK’s largest retailers have joined MCV’s Retail Advisory Board.

Amazon’s software and video games category leader Russell Jones (pictured, right) has come on board, alongside Tesco senior buying manager Alison Mair (pictured, far right).

Mair replaces buying manager Jon Hayes, who moved to Call of Duty publisher Activision in a channel controller role in January.

Shop Direct also has a new face on MCV’s RAB – gaming and photography buyer Joe Danson replaced Jennifer Johnson after she moved to the retailer’s technology and wearable departments. Danson joined the RAB in February.

The RAB is an elite group of the UK games industry’s top buyers. The board was set up to keep MCV up-to-date on the latest happenings in UK games retail.

It is a great pleasure to have been asked to represent Tesco on the Retail Advisory Board,” Mair said.

Gaming is a key focus for the business, and I am relishing the opportunity to be part of a group focussed on driving the industry forward, at a time of such exciting developments in digital and VR gaming, along with the incredible gaming releases in the calendar for 2016 and beyond.”

Amazon’s Jones added: I look forward to representing the needs of our customers as part of the MCV RAB.”

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