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GamesAid appoints George Osborn and Terry Hayes as new co-chairs

Pair to succeed outgoing chair Des Gayle

Games charity GamesAid has named UKIE's George Osborn and Studio Gobo's Terry Hayes as its new co-chairs.

Osborne, currently head of campaigns and communications at UKIE, and Haynes, business development manager at Studio Gobo, will replace departing chair Des Gayle.

"I'm honoured to have been appointed co-chair of Games Aid, an organisation with a proven track record of giving support to wonderful charities across the country," said Osborn. "I look forward to playing a role in evolving it into a modern, thriving organisation that the whole sector can be proud of."

Haynes also commented: "I'm delighted to be appointed one of Games Aid's co-chairs. I believe that the industry benefits from having a strong charity that all businesses can support and contribute to. I'm looking forward to making the case for those companies to once again throw their weight behind Games Aid and help us do good across society."

In addition to the co-chair appointment, Michael French, Gina Jackson OBE and Mark Washbrook have all agreed to continue in their roles of vice chair, treasurer and company secretary, respectively.

The current list of Games Aid trustees is now:

  • Terry Haynes (Co-Chair)
  • George Osborn (Co-Chair)
  • Michael French (Vice Chair)
  • Gina Jackson OBE (Treasurer)
  • Mark Washbook (Company Secretary)
  • Anna Mansi
  • Chris Dring

Earlier this year, GamesAid announced that it had raised £70,000 for various charities. The figure was shared between seven different organisations.

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