MCV Jobs Weekly: UKIE hires new business development executive

Rice replaces Jenny Brammall, hires new editor and account execRegan leaves Indigo Pearl.

UKIE appoints new business development executive

The UK games industry trade body has hired Megan Rice as business development executive.

She replaces Jenny Brammall, who left to join nDreams earlier this year.

Rice previously worked at games incubator and co-working space Playhubs as a community manager. Prior to that, she worked for the likes of the BAFTA Youth Board, Curve and Bossa.

Dr Jo Twist OBE, CEO of UKIE, said: We’re thrilled to have Meg join. She is already well known among many of our members and is the perfect addition to support our growing membership across the country.”

New editor at Pocket Gamer

(from left to right: Craig Chapple, Ric Cowley, Matt Suckley and Jon Jordan)

The mobile-focused site is starting a new chapter with some staff changes.

Craig Chapple, former deputy editor at MCV’s sister title Develop, has been appointed as editor of

He had been a freelance journalist since May, after working as online editor at Nintendo of Europe.

Ric Cowley and Matt Suckley have also been respectively promoted to news editor and features editor. Both previously were staff writers at

Meanwhile, Jon Jordan will be stepping back from the editor-in-chief role but will stay in the company as contributing editor.

These changes happen as the website is launching a brand new section called the Mobile Games University,which aims at providing insight on the mobile games business to professionals.

Steel Media MD Chris James commented: We’re delighted to have Craig on board. He brings some fantastic ideas and experience to the company. We’re excited about all the opportunities that lie ahead. Craig, Ric and Matt together form a brilliant young team for, with big plans for the future.”

Regan leaves Indigo Pearl

Former account executive Tom Regan has departed Indigo Pearl to work as a freelancer.

He commented: After an amazing year and a half in PR I’ve returned to doing what I love the most – writing. I’m London based and I am now offering games journalism, copy writing and gaming consultancy services.”

Regan has previously written for the likes of IGN, God is a Geek and Expansive.

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