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Former EA execs join Dovetail's senior management team

Lizzie Wilding and Simon Bull join sim studio

Dovetail Games has named industry heavyweights Lizzie Wilding and Simon Bull amongst its new senior management team.

Wilding takes on the role of VP of publishing. Wilding has held a number of roles in games over an 18-year career, including Gremlin, an extended period at EA, before taking various senior marketing roles at NaturalMotion, Jagex, Codemasters and Sony.

Meanwhile, Simon Bull has taken the role of Flight Business Director, and will oversee the flight franchises at Dovetail - following the firm's agreement to build upon Microsoft's Flight Simulator technology. Bull's experience includes a ten-year stint at EA, working in various marketing and third-party partnership roles and handling games including Battlefield, Crysis, Rock Band and Portal. He has more recently held positions at Trion World and NCSoft.

Wilding and Bull both have extensive industry experience

Dovetail is looking to grow its business with the introduction of its Dovetail Live online platform, which it hopes will become a destination for simulation fans. It has recently secured an undisclosed multi-million pound investment deal with Alcuin Capital Partners, and has rolled out new iterations in its Dovetail Games Fishing and Train Simulator franchises.

"It gives me great pleasure to welcome both Lizzie and Simon as key hires to the Dovetail team," says Dovetail COO Jon Rissik. "I've known them both for many years and have always appreciated the intelligent insight and commitment they bring to projects. These are exciting times for the business and with Lizzie and Simon on board the future looks brighter still."

Wilding says she is looking forward to "spearheading the development of Dovetail Live." Meanwhile, Bull says he wants fans to view Dovetail's "flight products as the number one destination when it comes to investing in and enjoying their hobby."

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