Intent Media’s founder and MD Stuart Dinsey will leave the firm at the end of October to pursue new opportunities.
Dinsey set up in Intent Media in 1998 to publish the leading games industry trade brand MCV.
Today Intent Media is one of the UK’s most influential business media groups, boasting a dominant position across video games, music, computing, mobile, toys, licensing, TV and AV.
Acquired by New York-based NewBay Media in December 2012, Intent’s many brands include Music Week, MCV and Pro Sound News Europe. Its portfolio is mirrored by NewBay’s strength across a similar range of markets in North America and Asia. NewBay’s key brands include TWICE, Broadcasting & Cable, Guitar World, Systems Contractor News and TV Technology.
"Intent has an ambitious, globally-minded parent, serving today’s colliding worlds of entertainment and tech. There is also an experienced and talented team in place that can take the brands on, across digital, print and events," said Dinsey.
"For me, after 15 years, it’s simply time to hand over the baton. I will always love Intent Media, but now is a good time for me to explore new interests outside the company."
The company is actively recruiting a new Managing Director to lead Intent Media and NewBay Europe.
To support the company’s continued growth, the following appointments have been announced today.
Michael French will take over Dinsey’s role of Publisher for the games division, which includes brands such as MCV, MCV Pacific, MCV India, Develop, Games Media Awards and The London Games Conference.
Similarly, Darrell Carter will take over as Publisher of MI Pro and Audio Pro International.
Chris Dring will take over as editor of MCV.
"Over the last 15 years, Stuart has built Intent into a leading provider of business information and marketing services in the UK and Europe. With a terrific team, trusted brands, and deep reach into markets served, Intent is well positioned to build upon its strong foundation", said Newbay CEO Palm.
"I wish Stuart well in his new pursuits and personally look forward to working closely with the talented Intent Media team".
Dinsey will continue in his role as chairman of the charity Gamesaid and has recently joined the board of digital games studio Curve and League One football club, Stevenage FC.