Sydney, 5 February 2020, At IGEA’S most recent AGM, Clara Reeves from Hipster Whale was nominated to join the IGEA Board and unanimously voted as a Director effective immediately.
Hipster Whale joined the association in 2019. Since then, Clara and her team have provided guidance and direction on all of the policy and advocacy work IGEA have been undertaking on behalf of the Australian game development industry.
IGEA, its Board and members extend a warm welcome to Clara as a Director. Ron Curry, CEO of IGEA said, “Clara’s commercial and business development skills, plus connections and insights to the game development community locally and abroad will be extremely valuable to the IGEA Board and thereby our membership. Clara’s career background in government and game development perfectly aligns with our strategic direction as we move into 2020 and beyond”.
Clara Reeves added, “I’ve been very impressed with IGEA’s professional and effective strategies for giving our industry the resources, support and representation needed to be as competitive and successful as possible. I therefore look forward to joining the IGEA Board to continue this work representing our industry with a strong unified vision and strategy.”
2019 saw IGEA significantly expand its membership base across the local game development community. This has allowed an increase in lobbying and advocacy efforts on all issues facing the games industry, form deeper connections across the global games industry with partner associations, increase staffing levels and fund much needed data and research. IGEA are very much looking forward to working with the Australian games industry in 2020 to promote and protect the industry.
IGEA is the industry association representing the business and public policy interests of Australian and New Zealand companies in the computer and video games industry. IGEA’s members publish, develop, market and/or distribute interactive games and entertainment content and related hardware including mobile and handheld games. For more information, please visit www.igea.net.
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