Monday 4 October 2004/... The UK video and computer games industry charity, the Entertainment Software Charity (ESC) today announced the appointment of Future Network CEO, Greg Ingham as a new Trustee.
Ingham has accepted the position and joins charity Chairman Rod Cousens, Roger Bennett (ELSPA), Paul Gardner (Osborne Clarke) and ESC CEO Mark Strachan on the Board.
Mark Strachan, ESC CEO, said: "We are delighted that Greg has agreed to join the charity as a Trustee. Greg will bring great energy and enthusiasm to the ESC. This is a very exciting time for the games industry's charity. We are supporting many charitable causes and are a leading supporter of the Government's Specialist Schools and Academies initiatives. He will be a valuable member of the team as we push forward with our plans for 2005."
Ingham commented: "I was delighted to be asked to join the Board of the ESC as a Trustee and look forward to being able to contribute to the important work that is already being undertaken by the industry. I have followed its development with great interest and hope I can contribute as we move into a new phase of the games industry's charitable work."
With over 20 years in games industry publishing Ingham brings a wealth of experience to the Board of Trustees. He began his publishing career as a journalist at Reed International plc in 1983. Having edited CTW from launch he joined Future UK in September 1988 as publisher. He was appointed managing director in January 1996 and, following the management buy-out from Pearson in April 1998, was appointed chief executive of Future Publishing Holdings Limited. In 1999 he led Future through its IPO becoming chief executive of The Future Network plc at the time of the flotation. In 2004 Ingham was appointed as chairman for the Edinburgh International Games Festival and also chairs the DTI Games Industry Forum.
About the esc:
Founded in 2000, the entertainment software charity was created to use the popularity of gaming to help give back to those less fortunate. The not-for-profit charity was established by prominent members of the gaming community to create a dedicated initiative programme to advance young people through play, training and education.
The entertainment software charity works with hardware vendors, developers, software publishers, magazine publishers, retailers, distributors and logistics providers, all of whom give their time, input, resources and intellectual properties to help support charities committed to improving the future of young people. The charity is also committed to providing funding for individual schools across the UK in association with the Government's Specialist Schools and Academies initiatives.
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