TIGA Welcomes New Board Members

By February 16, 2010 Press Releases

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Associate Member Directors to the Board: Craig Albeck and Chris Wright.

Chris Wright, of Proper Games, has been in the games industry for almost 15 years, working both at development
studios and at publishers, focusing on how small and large companies can collaborate on staff, projects and
initiatives. He has successfully run secondment between companies, as well as being involved in mentoring and
collaborating with other developers.

Craig Albeck, of Omerta Game, has provided consultation for local & national development agencies including
Skillset, NESTA, and UKTI, steering support strategies for the UK games industry. Mr Albeck has a solid
understanding of the challenges facing the games industry in the UK, having worked at every stage of the supply-
chain, from development through to publishing, and was instrumental in the development of Game Republic, the local
games trade body in Yorkshire.

Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, said:

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome our new Directors. I look forward to working with them in the coming year in
our endeavour to drive TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, forward in our campaign to
serve the sector more effectively.””

Jason Kingsley (Chairman), Philip Oliver, Paul Mayze, Colin Anderson, Ian Hetherington and Ed Daly were re- appointed as Full Member Directors.

Gareth Edmondson (Vice Chairman) and Mark Gerhard were re-appointed as Publisher Developer Member Directors. Jeremy Cooke was re-appointed as an Associate Member Director.


About TIGA:
TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of our members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. We also have outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst our membership.

TIGA’s vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. We focus on three sets of activities: political representation, generating media coverage and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of our members. This means that Tiga members are effectively represented in the corridors of power, their voice is heard in the media and they receive benefits that make a material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved commercial opportunities.

For further information, please contact: Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO on: 0845 0941095; Mob: 07875 939643; or Email: richard.wilson@tiga.org, or, Eva Field, TIGA PR Manager on: 07814 039 983, or email eva@tiga.org


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