IGEA welcomes new Board member, Amy Roy of Nintendo and thanks Anthony Howitt for his contribution


Friday 24 May 2019.  At IGEA’S most recent Board meeting, Anthony Howitt from Nintendo resigned from his Board position. Anthony has served on the Board of IGEA for the past two years.

Given the vacany created by Anthony’s resignation, the Board appointed Amy Roy, In-House Legal Counsel for Nintendo Australia and New Zealand to fill the casual vacancy.  Amy has long held an active role on IGEA’s legal and policy committee, working closely with both IGEA and the rest of the legal and policy committee. Amy brings a strong knowledge on the wide array of issues facing the video game industry.

IGEA, its Board and members extend a warm welcome to Amy Roy as a Director. Ron Curry, CEO of IGEA said, “Amy has always been a valued contributor to the association on all issues relating to policy and we look forward to having her strategic advice and views on all of the complex issues we face as an industry going forward’

Amy Roy of Ninetndo said, “I am very much looking forward to working with the rest of the IGEA Board and supporting the ANZ industry as it works through the numerous issues under management now, and moreso as we look to the future.  One thing is certain, the industry is always undergoing change and I am committed to working with IGEA to ensure these changes are sustainable and help drive the local industry forward.“

IGEA would also like to take this chance to thank Anthony Howitt for his invaluable contribution to the Board over the last two years and for his time, commitment and advice he imparted at meetings and beyond.

2019 has been incredibly busy for IGEA with a significantly expanded our member base, especially from the local game development community.  This has allowed IGEA to increase its lobbying for game developer funding with State and Federal governments along with ongoing advocacy for issues that affect the entire ANZ games industries . In July of this year, we IGEA will launch Digital Australia and Digital New Zealand 2020 and expect to survey the size of the Australian game development industry.


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