GamesIndustry.biz publisher Eurogamer Network has begun the new year with the announcement of two key staff appointments to the company.
Two management positions have been filled by industry veterans Chris Buckley and Catherine Channon. With immediate effect, Buckley will take on the role of GamesIndustry.biz advertising sales manager while Channon begins work heading up a new, as yet unannounced project.
Buckley joins the company from Intent Media where, as from 2000, he worked as senior sales executive then group advertising manager responsible for advertising across all magazine and online launches. Prior to this he spent many years working within the coin-op and theme park entertainment industries.
Meanwhile Channon boasts ten years PR experience heading up the UK PR departments at Vivendi Games/Blizzard Entertainment and Take-Two Interactive, following a career in games journalism.
"2010 is going to be an exciting year for GamesIndustry.biz," said Buckley. "And I'm really excited to be a part of the Eurogamer gang. I've been in the industry many years and working alongside some new faces and making deals with some very, very familiar ones in my new role is going to enable us to achieve some great things."
"It's fantastic to be part of a business and an editorial team I've long admired," added Channon. "Some of the industry's best, young talent keeps Eurogamer pushing the possibilities of what can be achieved in the online space and this new project is no exception."
"We're delighted to welcome Chris and Cat to the team," said Rupert Loman, managing director of Eurogamer. "Well known, respected and liked in the industry they bring with them years of experience, great contacts and a wealth of knowledge which places Eurogamer in an incredibly strong position to start the new year positively."