Revolution Software COO and co-founder Noirin Carmody has been named UKIE Chair.
She replaces Andy Payne, who steps down after more than ten years in the role.
However, Payne remains with UKIE on the Board and will take up the role of treasurer, replacing Sega’s John Clark.
Clark joins the Board alongside Simon Barratt (Barog Game Labs), Tim Woodley (505 Games), Kirsty Rigden (Futurlab) and Katherine Bidwell (State of Play Games). Ian Livingstone remains vice Chair of UKIE.
UKIE CEO Dr Jo Twist said: What Andy achieved as Chair of the UKIE Board has been absolutely outstanding. He has helped to shape the UK’s games industry into what it looks like today and his passion and commitment to our sector cannot be overestimated. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Andy in his new role as treasurer of the UKIE’s board.”
She added: I am really pleased to welcome the new members of our Board of Directors to UKIE and am delighted to have Noirin as UKIE’s new Chair. It’s wonderful to have 25 per cent female representation on the Board. We have a really exciting 12 months ahead of us and I look forward to working with the new Board on continuing our hard work towards making the UK the best place in the world to make and sell games.”