Gina Jackson has been appointed head of games at UK production company The Imaginarium Studios.
The newly created role will see the company bringing its expertise in performance capture, VFX and real-time animation to the games industry.
Jackson was previously managing director at NextGen Skills Academy, where she worked for two years, and she continues to be a visiting professor in games industry and business at Norwich University of the Arts. She has also worked for the likes of Nokia, Eidos, Kuju and Ocean Software.
Jackson commented, "I'm excited about the challenge ahead of me and looking forward to working with developers with one aim, bringing the art of storytelling into games. The experience and facilities at The Imaginarium make them uniquely suited to succeed in this sector."
Jonathan Cavendish, co-founder of The Imaginarium added, We are delighted to welcome Gina to the company and we view her appointment as a sign of our commitment to make games an additional part of our entertainment portfolio. We're fortunate to find someone of Gina's calibre to fill this role and I'm confident that she will be instrumental in helping us achieve our goals in this exciting and highly creative industry. The interactive nature of games brings huge opportunities for us to explore as a medium for the next generation of storytelling and we are very pleased to be guided on this journey by Gina.”