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Codemasters names Nick Wheelwright as Chief Executive.

Codemasters, a leading developer and international publisher of computer and video games, today announced that Nick Wheelwright has been appointed Chief Executive of Codemasters Group Ltd.

Wheelwright joined Codemasters over 11 years ago as Finance Director. He became Managing Director in 1996 and led the company's international expansion and growth through the to the $100million developer and publisher of today.

David Darling, Codemasters' Chairman, announced the appointment today:

"Nick plays an integral part in Codemasters success and I'm delighted to have him as Chief Executive. His management and market understanding are valuable assets as we work towards some of our most successful years in the global market place."

In his new capacity as Chief Executive, Wheelwright will be responsible for implementing the strategic goals and objectives of the company, while providing direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organisation's mission and objectives.

The new role also sees Wheelwright chairing Codemasters' Product Planning Group, which, in consultation with development and publishing, is the channel for green-lighting new product creation and franchise extension.

Comments Nick Wheelwright:

"I am delighted to take the position of Chief Executive and feel very excited about the company's prospects in the global market place. We have superb development and international publishing teams, supported by strong, focused management and a proven track record in producing definitive gaming brands across a wide range of genres. As the market grows, Codemasters will continue its growth utilising both our established game brands and the original properties that we will bring to market on current and future generation gaming formats."

Codemasters is one of the strongest privately owned companies in the computer and video game industry with key gaming brands including Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver, Operation Flashpoint, LMA Manager, and the Club Football range of official team-specific games.

Employing over 400 people globally, the company was recently ranked in the top 20 global game Publishers in a report by U.S. magazine Game Developer.

Codemasters is headquartered in the UK with dedicated publishing and marketing operations in the US, France, Germany, Spain and Benelux. The company also distributes and markets its portfolio of PC and console video games to over 70 countries worldwide. More information about the company can be found online at

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