The CEO of TIGA, the organisation representing the games industry, has been shortlisted for this year’s finals of the Director of the Year Awards. Dr Richard Wilson is among 10 nominees hoping to win the public/third sector category of an awards event held by the Institute of Directors. The winner will be announced on October 5, 2012 in London.
Dr Richard Wilson is up against James Dunbar, chief executive of New Start Highland; Jonathan Carter director (chief executive) of Jersey Heritage; Dr Lena C Wilson, chief executive of Scottish Enterprise; Karyn McCluskey, co-director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit; Seamus O’Prey, chief executive of Ortus; Robert Varley, operations and services director of the Met Office; Stephen Maddock, chief Executive of CBSO – City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Jo Bradley, executive director of the Groundwork Greater Nottingham; and Ian B Perry, the CE Harvest Housing Group/Transition Executive Director of Your Housing Group (formally Harvest).
Dr Richard Wilson said:
“It’s a real honour to have been nominated for this award which is recognition of the superb performance of the entire TIGA team. Together we have enhanced TIGA’s productivity, improved our membership services and above all delivered Games Tax Relief. This tax relief will make a real difference to many games developers and digital publishers in the UK videogame industry.”
Jason Kingsley, TIGA Chairman and CEO and Creative Director at Rebellion, said:
“This nomination is a positive reflection on TIGA’s progress as an organisation. Much still remains to be done. At TIGA, we are determined to continuously improve our performance, to advance the interests of developers and digital publishers and to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business.”