At the IGEA AGM last week, Microsoft’s Jeremy Hinton resigned his board position after three years, with members voting in Tania Chee, also of Microsoft
Additionally, Edward Fong, Ubisoft, was again voted by the Board to retain the position of Chair
IGEA, the Board and their members have extended a warm welcome to Tania Chee, who was promoted to the role of Xbox Business Lead for Australia and New Zealand in July this year. Ron Curry, CEO of IGEA said “We look forward to Tania providing a fresh voice on the board to help guide us through an exciting couple of years as we expand on all of the issues we have under management and advocate on behalf of the wider games industry.”
Tania Chee added, “I’m honoured to be elected to the IGEA Board and very much looking forward to supporting the local industry in this new capacity outside of the work our team does on Xbox every day.”
IGEA also took the chance to thank Jeremy Hinton for his invaluable contribution to the Board over the past three years and for the generosity of his time he has always extended to the IGEA team.
Says Ron Curry, “We could always rely on Jeremy’s wise counsel, calm approach and wry sense of humour and it was an honour to work with him as a very active Board member”.
Hinton, a recipient of our Pillar of the Industry Award at this year’s MCV Pacific Awards for services to the industry, led the Xbox ANZ business for five years, was promoted to Xbox Asia Business Director in 2017, over-seeing Australia and New Zealand and extending his responsibilities into key markets including Japan, Korea, South East Asia and India.
Alongside the announcements, IGEA and its board expressed their excitement ahead of a busy and productive 2019, which will feature increased lobbying for game developer funding, an expanded member base, the release of Digital Australia and Digital New Zealand 2020 along with their on-gong advocacy on issues affecting the whole video games industry.
IGEA board members retain their position for two years, with the Chair is voted for annually by the Board.