Matt Spall in as new chair, Christian-Peter Heimbach takes role of vice chair

UK charity GamesAid has announced three new administrative appointments that will support the charity throughout 2018 and into the future.

Matt Spall has been voted in as GamesAid's new chair by the board of trustees, and is taking over from Ian Chambers, who departs the role at the end of his fixed two year term as chair came to an end in November. Spall has been a trustee since 2015.

Spall held the role of GamesAid vice chair, and is succeeded in the role by Christian-Peter Heimbach, an industry professional with over a decade of experience in digital marketing earned at companies like NCSoft and Warner Bros. He's been working with GamesAid since 2016, and is currently heading up the charity's Digital For Good initative.

Finally, Rosa Carbo-Mascarell has been welcomed to the charity as trustee. Carbo-Mascarell, one of Develop's 30 under 30, started her career in the games industry as the operations executive for GamesAid. She also has experience with video games event VideoBrains (which this writer organised and ran) and the Labour gaming initiative Games For The Many.

Matt Spall said on his appointment: “Over the last ten years, GamesAid has made a huge difference to the lives of a great many disadvantaged and disabled young people across the UK. It is an honour and a pleasure to now be taking over as chair and I look forward to continuing GamesAid’s fantastic work and supporting many more superb causes in the years to come.”

Rosa Carbo-Mascarell added: “I am thrilled to be coming back to GamesAid as a trustee. GamesAid has bettered many people's lives and stands as an exemplar that the games industry is a force for good. I'm excited and looking forward to play my part in it.”

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