CAMBRIDGE, UK—30th January, 2009— Jagex Ltd, today announced the appointment of Mark Gerhard as the new Chief Executive Officer following the resignation of Geoff Iddison last month. Mark Gerhard, who currently serves as the Chief Technical Officer at Jagex, has been appointed to lead the company from 2nd February.
“I have enjoyed working for Jagex immensely,” said Geoff Iddison. “The business remains at the cutting edge of the video games industry and its continued growth reflects the strong business model and the high calibre of people within the company. It was great to be part of a business which is shaping the industry in such a way.”
“On behalf of everyone at Jagex, I’d like to thank Geoff for everything he has brought to the business over the last 18 months, and wish him all the best with his future endeavours,” said Andrew Gower, Jagex Founder. “We have an exciting year planned for 2009 and are confident of continued success with Mark as our new CEO. Mark has performed exceptionally well since joining the company last year and I am sure that Jagex will continue to flourish under his leadership.”
Mark joined Jagex in February 2008 from GTECH where he served as the Principle Security Architect for the National Lottery. He has held numerous executive positions and has over 14 years experience working in the technology sector. “Having the opportunity to build on Jagex's phenomenal success is a great privilege and I'm honored by the boards’ endorsement,” said Mark Gerhard. “I fully intend to build value for Jagex, our players and our great staff.”
About Jagex Ltd
Jagex Ltd is an independent games developer and publisher based in Cambridge, England. With proprietary graphics compression, game engine and network communication technologies, Jagex creates online games that are enjoyed by millions of players around the world.
Jagex games can be accessed by visiting: www.RuneScape.com and www.funOrb.com
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