Women in Games appoints new CEO

The not-for-profit organisation Women in Games has hired Marie-Claire Isaaman as its new CEO.

She is replacing Jenny Richards-Stewart, who held the position for 18 months.

Isaaman formerly was a researcher and education consultant at Norwich University of the Arts for the past eight years. She worked as course leader on the BA Games Art and Design course and subject leader on the MA Games course. Isaaman has also been a long-standing member of the WIGJ executive team.

She commented: I am delighted to be named as the new CEO of Women in Games, an inspirational and increasingly influential organization.

I recognise the many achievements of my predecessors in the role and am fully committed to realising the organization’s vision of doubling the percentage of women working in the UK game industries by 2025. Ultimately, I want the UK to be a global exemplar for gender equality in making games.”

Founder of Women in Games David Smith added: We welcome Marie-Claire to this busy role as the demands for more diversity in the games industry grow. We thank Jenny Richards-Stewart for all her hard work and congratulate her for her fantastic achievements over the last 18 months.”

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