Sega Europe has announced two internal promotions for John Clark and Creative Assembly's Tim Heaton, with Clark rising to the position of executive vice president of publishing and Heaton stepping into the role of executive vice president of studios.
Both promotions are effective immediately, and each of them will directly support the soon-to-be-announced successor to former Sega Europe COO and president Jurgen Post, who departed the company in June.
Clark's new role will see him take on added responsibility with the publishing team. This includes advising the new COO and president on all things publishing-related. He will also be directly responsible for commercial functions within Sega Europe's publishing arm.
Meanwhile, Heaton will continue in his role as studio director at Creative Assembly while also becoming a flag bearer for the continued development standards of Sega Europe's numerous studios. In addition to supporting Sega Europe's other studio directors, Heaton will also advise on best practice and encourage cross-studio collaboration across the business, and keep in close contact with Sega Europe's COO and president about all studio and development matters.
Tatsuyuki Miyazaki, CEO of Sega West said:John and Tim have been at the forefront of Sega Europe's continued growth and success over the past five years and the business would like to thank them for their hard work and congratulate them on their promotions.
Both are proven leaders who have enjoyed hugely successful careers at Sega and the business is confident that these qualities will continue to shine through, galvanising the teams in their embodiment of the values that drive the company culture.”