MCV Jobs Weekly: Nintendo UK welcomes new general manager

Wegnez replaces Simon Kemp,Yogscast community manager joins Sold Out and video producer leaves GameSpot.

Nintendo hires new UK general manager

The platform holder’s UK general manager Simon Kemp has left the firm.

He had joined Nintendo in 2012 to replace David Yarnton, having previously worked for the likes of GSK and Unilever.

He is being replaced by Nicolas Wegnez (pictured, right), who held various senior positions at Nintendo for the past 20 years. He previously worked as marketing director for Nintendo Iberica, the firm’s division in Spain and Portugal.

The company said in a statement: Nintendo would like to take this opportunity to thank Simon for his services to Nintendo UK and to wish him every success in his choice of new career.”

The company also told MCV that Kemp was leaving ‘to pursue opportunities for a change of career outside Nintendo’.

Yogscast community manager joins Sold Out

Former Yogscast community manager Tom Perkins has joined Sold Out Sales & Marketing as a community and product manager.

Tom began his games industry journey in 2010 with Maxim UK as a part time contributor, before moving up to entertainment editor within six months. Following this, in 2013, he made the move to Bristol to assist The Yogscast with their viewer engagement.

Video producer Kate Gray leaves GameSpot

Former video producer Kate Gray has departed GameSpot to go freelance. She had joined the firm in September 2015.

Before that, Gray worked as video presenter, writer and producer at Attention Seekers’ Xbox On brand. She also used to be a staff writer for both Official Xbox Magazine and Official Nintendo Magazine.

Gray also runs the Toku Podcast with freelance journalist Holly Nielsen.

She commented: I am now a full-time freelance writer and presenter, able to write whatever reviews, previews and features your heart/website desires. I’ve written for most games magazines, some of the biggest gaming sites, and been an official on-screen ambassador for Xbox UK.

I’ve even got a big bit of perspex that MCV gave me to tell me I’m good, and you can trust those guys.”

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