MCV’s Top 100 Women in Games revealed

The high-flyers on our MCV Brit List: Women in Games Top 100 are now revealed.

100 women working in the UK games industry from almost 100 different studios, divisions or companies have made it to the list – chosen by a judging panel of over 50 UK games industry executives. You can read the full list below.

Competition was intense. We had over 400 individuals from across the global games business (some at the highest level) put forward candidates in every field.

And the result is just as diverse, from indie devs and start up founders through to those leading strategy or devising top tech for format holders via retail, legal, marketing and many other professions.

Congratulations to all those that made it on the list.

What happens next?

– MCV will profile each of the top 100 in the January 30th issue of MCV. The content will also be serialised online throughout February. We’ll be reaching out to the Top 100 next week, but if you want to get ahead,

– The Top 100 are also invited to our special Women Of The Year Awards on February 19th, where we will award three of the Top 100 with honours for creativity, influence and impact in their careers. If someone on the list below is worthy of these awards, let us know your thoughts

– A limited number of extra tickets are available for the awards celebration for anyone else in the games business (male or female). At 65 a ticket you get you access to our pre- and post-event networking drinks, and the ceremony itself. Book direct now by clicking right here. Or contact Jess Farnan onjfarnan@nbmedia.comor 01992 535 646 for group bookings.

MCV’s Women in Games activity is supported by event partners OPM Response, Green Man Gaming and Lis Welsh, with Women in Games Jobs as a media partner. To find out more about sponsorship opportunities and ways to support this initiative contact Alex Boucher or Conor Tallon– T: 01992 535 647.


Ali Fearnley, Tandem Events
Alice Rendell, Kobojo Scotland
Alice Taylor, MakieLab
Alison Beasley, Lincoln Beasley PR
Amanda Farr, Sega Europe Ltd
Angela Dickson, Activision Blizzard UK Ltd.
Ann Hurley, Testronic
Ann Scantlebury, One Life Left
Anna Marsh,Tickity Boom
Anne Lepissier, Microsoft
Arty Rajendra, Rouse
Bethany Aston, Team 17
Caroline Marchal, SCE London Studio
Caroline Miller, Indigo Pearl
Carri Cunliffe, Secret Sauce
Cat Channon, Warner Bros Games
Catharina Lavers Mallet, King (London Studio)
Catherine Anderson, Green Man Gaming
Catherine Woolley, Creative Assembly
Cathy Campos, Panache PR
Charlotte Knight, GAME
Charlotte Woolley, Testology
Charu Desodt, Lift London
Claudia Doppioslash, Starship
Daniele Thillmann, Green Man Gaming
Divinia Knowles, Mind Candy
Debbie Bestwick, Team 17
Debbie Rawlings, Auroch Digital & Bristol Games Hub
Diane Hutchinson, GirlGamersUK
Ella Romanos, Strike Gameslab
Emily Britt, GamesAid / The Pokemon Company
Emma Simkiss, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Fiona Sperry, Three Fields Entertainment
Fiona Stewart, Former Droid
Flavia Timiani-Dean, Disney Interactive
Gabrielle Kent, Teeside University
Geraldine Cross, Consultant HR advisor
Gina Jackson, Next Gen Skills Academy Ltd
Giselle Stewart, Ubisoft Reflections
Helana Santos, Modern Dream Games
Helen Gourley, Sony Network Entertainment Europe
Hollie Bennett, PlayStation UK
Holly Pickering, LadyCADE
Jade Parkinson Hill, Studio School Liverpool
Jessica Curry, The Chinese Room
Jo Bartlett, Nintendo UK
Jo Cooke, Frontier Developments
Dr Jo Twist, Ukie
Joanna Orland, SCEE
Jude Ower, Playmob
Julie Man, Marjacq Mann
Kaisa Poldaas, Space Ape Games
Kat Osman, Lick PR
Kate Booth, Preloaded
Katherine Bidwell, State of Play
Kathrin Strangfeld, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Katie Goode, Triangular Pixels
Kaye Elling, University of Bradford
Keza MacDonald, Kotaku
Kim Parker Adcock, OPM Response Ltd
Kirstin Whittle, VMC
Kirsty Payne, Special Effect
Kirsty Rigden, FuturLab
Leanne Bayley, Independent developer
Lidia Rumley, Lightswitch PR
Lis Welsh, Lis Welsh Search & Selection
Louise Gaynor, Target Media
Louise Marchant, Ubisoft UK
Louise O’Connor, Rare
Lynn Daniel, Brown Betty
Lynn Parker, University of Abertay
Lynne Kilpatrick, DCMS
Margaret Pearson, Centresoft Limited
Maria Stukoff, Sony PlayStation
Marie-Claire Isaaman, Norwich University of the Arts
Masami Kochi, SCE London Studio
Michelle Turner, Ripstone
Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris, The Tiniest Shark
Natalie Griffith, Press Space PR
Nina Cliff, Tag Games
Nina Kristensen, Ninja Theory
Noirin Carmody, Revolution Software
Petra Cattanach, Microsoft Studios
Reena Sood, Warner Bros Games
Rhianna Pratchett, Narrativia
Roberta Lucca, Bossa Studios
Dr Romana Ramzan, Glasgow Caledonian University
Rosemary Buahin, PlayStation UK
Sarah Seaby, Bethesda Softworks
Shanee Nishry, Google UK
Shelly Pearce, Nintendo
Siobhan Reddy, Media Molecule
Sophia George, Swallowtail Games
Tamsin Nunley, Jiggery Pokery
Tanya Krzywinska, Falmouth University
Tara Saunders, SCE London Studio
Timea Tabori, Rockstar North
Veronique Lallier, Warner Bros
Vickie Peggs, Universally Speaking
Vicky Smalley, If You Can Games

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