Jagex has a new COO and acting CEO, while Mark Oxenham joins Good Catch.
Mansell steps up at Jagex
Phil Mansell has been promoted to chief operating officer and acting chief executive officer at Jagex. Previously vice president of the studio, Mansell takes on the role following the departure of outgoing CEO Rod Cousens.
“Driven by a passion for creativity, our teams are focused on what really matters for the core business – supporting our live titles and their huge communities and leading the creation of new games for multiple devices,” Mansell said.
“Off the back of record financial performance, Jagex is in an incredibly fortunate and positive position. We have become stronger with every year that passes and now that we are united with our parent company, ZhongJi Holding, it is both an honour and a privilege to be take Jagex to its next stage.”
Good Catch appoints new head of development
Endemol Shine Group’s games division has appointed Mark Oxenham as its new head of development. He was previously lead programmer at VR Studio in the Netherlands, and has also worked for the likes of R3D Pixel, Kwalee and Codemasters.
Reporting to managing director Anil Mistry, Oxenham will manage and cultivate Good Catch’s team of developers and oversee the technical development of all Good Catch’s products.
He commented: “I am thrilled to join such a talented team and very much looking forward to working with them to produce many more exciting original and branded IP games. Already I can see that this is a very strongly positioned company with great aspirations and amazing potential.”
Mistry added: “We are really pleased that Mark has decided to join Good Catch and be a key lead figure during our growth for the coming year and beyond.
“His expertise in Unity development and management will help shape the business as we move forward.”