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Hello Games' Woodley is new chair of UKIE

Hello Games' Woodley is new chair of UKIE

UK games industry trade body has a new chairman in Hello Games' Tim Woodley.

The No Man Sky maker's head of publishing was elected by members at the organisation's AGM yesterday (Thursday, September 16th). He replaces industry vet Stu Dinsey, who was elected back in 2019.

Woodley worked at the likes of Activision and Codemasters before spending almost 11 years at 505 Games. In 2019, he joined Hello Games as the studio's head of publishing.

Meanwhile, 2K's Dave Gould has stepped down as vice-chair and is being replaced by EA's Samantha Ebelthite.

“It’s an absolute honour to be elected chair of the UKIE board,” Woodley said.

“We’re living through one of the most exciting, but also exacting times for our industry. We are well-placed to capitalise on the opportunities and to meet the challenges head-on.

“We have an amazingly talented and dedicated UKIE team and a board which represents the diverse facets of the UK industry. I’m looking forward tremendously to bringing my experience across development and publishing in all its shapes and sizes and helping steer the sector through the next era.”

UKIE CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE added: “Once again, it’s great to see that the industry has elected such a diverse and experienced board to represent it. The team at UKIE strives at all times to do its best to support the entire UK games industry, but having the backing of such a wide range of industry voices and perspectives makes our job easier.

“I’d also like to extend a heartfelt thank you Stu Dinsey, Dave Gould and the other outgoing Ukie board members. They have provided an invaluable service to the organisation and I wish them all the best in the future.”

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