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Sony UK boss Ray Maguire leaves after 17 years

House pays tribute for establishing PlayStation as "household name and a major entertainment brand"

Sony Computer Entertainment UK managing director Ray Maguire has left the company after 17 years.

Maguire, who also held the position of senior vice president of Europe, is credited with helping to establish the PlayStation brand across the region.

"Having been here right from the start and after a lot of soul searching, I feel that now is the right time for me to move on," said Maguire.

"I am confident that I can leave the business in the hands of the brilliant teams here in the UK and across Europe that I've had the honour of working with. I've made so many great friends during my time here and although the thought of leaving was quite tough, it is essential for me to continue to grow."

Added European president Andrew House: "In a career at SCE spanning over 17 years, Ray has helped establish PlayStation as a household name and a major entertainment brand,"

"Ray is consumer focused and over the years has built and maintained a reputation as one of the industry's most respected senior figures. We wish him luck in his future endeavours."

No replacement has been named by Sony.

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