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Top 100 Women in Games: Kat Osman

Turning away from her degree in geological engineering not long after graduation, Osman started at Herald Communications/Fleishman Hillard as a temp, before being offered a full time position on the consumer tech team. Accounts included Fox Pathe, the ER Show, The Gala Group and Eidos Interactive – the latter being …

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Top 100 Women in Games: Jade Parkinson-Hill

Following the Next Gen report in 2011, Parkinson-Hill led the bid to open the first Studio school in the UK, specialising in gaming and digital technology for young people aged 14 to 19. The Studio opened in Liverpool in 2013. Parkinson-Hill has also worked with key industry stakeholders to co-create …

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Top 100 Women in Games: Cat Channon

Cat Channon, international director of public relations at Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment UK, recalls her journey into the games industry My first job was at an independent games exchange – I was surrounded by a library of games old and new that I could play almost all day, every day. …

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Top 100 Women in Games: Vicky Smalley

After a series of programming jobs at firms including Sony, Climax and more, Smalley became CTO of If You Can in 2013. If You Can is an adventure game for iPad that aims to teach children social and emotional learning, with the aim of improving their emotional intelligence and helping …

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Top 100 Women in Games: Siobhan Reddy

Reddy is co-founder and studio director of LittleBigPlanet creator Media Molecule. South African born, with a childhood in Australia, Reddy moved to the UK aged 18 where she worked at Perfect Entertainment, before moving to Burnout firm Criterion Games in 1999. She co-founded Media Molecule in 2006, acting as executive …

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Top 100 Women in Games: Emma Simkiss

Simkiss was responsible for building up one of the biggest games networks in the world – Xbox Live Gold – as business manager for two years, before jumping ship to Sony last October to become senior manager for PlayStation Plus. Alongside three colleagues, she also helped form the Women of …

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Top 100 Women in Games: Ella Romanos

Romanos began working in games in 2008, after graduating from university. Setting up development studio Remode with fellow graduate Martin Darby, Romanos was CEO for six years, building a studio of 20 people and creating games for a range of clients. In 2014, Romanos and Darby decided to close Remode, …

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Top 100 Women in Games: Carri Cunliffe

After a stint at Codeworks and becoming founder and conference director for GameHorizon, in 2011 Cunliffe became MD of events firm Secret Sauce. Known for her development of innovative and detailed events, as well as skilled management of exhibitions, product launches and dinners, Cunliffe is known for leading the way …

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Top 100 Women in Games: Ali Fearnley

Fearnley cut her teeth in the games industry promoting the computer games trade show ECTS and the consumer electronics exhibition Live in the late 1990s through to the early 2000s. From there, she dipped out of the games sector for three years, heading up a team at events firm Centaur …

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Top 100 Women in Games: Anna Marsh

Starting out making Quake conversations as part of her university studies, Marsh broke into the industry with a role at Sony’s Camden Studio working as a junior game designer on PS1 games. Marsh is proud of working on big titles like Tomb Raider Anniversary and Alien: Isolation, but says she …

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