New chief exec keen to promote equality in sector

Jenny Richards-Stewart named CEO of Women in Games Jobs

Women in Games Jobs has named Jenny Richards-Stewart as its new CEO.

Richards-Stewart has previously worked as CEO at the Gremlin Group and the chair of the board of governors at the GamesAid sponsored Paddington Academy.

She said she fully supported the organisation’s aims and aspirations and was keen to promote equality in the game industry and encourage new talent to join the sector.

“I think WIGJ has done some great work in this arena and has the potential to become even more influential,” she said Richards-Stewart.

“I want to take WIGJ forward to the next stage by developing closer ties with key organisations and raising its profile in the game industry.”

Women in Games Jobs founder David Smith added: “The level of awareness of the gender imbalance in the games sector has increased significantly since WIGJ was founded but there is much more to do to encourage the recruitment and retention of a more diverse games industry workforce.

“We think Jenny will help bring WIGJ to the next level of becoming a professional membership organisation capable of working with government, trade bodies, employers, those already working in games and job seekers to campaign for a more inclusive games sector for the benefit of the games industry as a whole."

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