Dr. Richard Wilson, The Independent Game Developers Association (TIGA)

September 8, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios 

Dr. Richard Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
The Independent Game Developers Association
(TIGA)

Dr. Richard Wilson is CEO of TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games industry. Established in 2001, TIGA’s membership includes independent games developers, in-house publisher owned developers, video game publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses, FE colleges, universities and training providers. TIGA’s vision is to make the UK the best place in the world to do games business. TIGA focuses on three sets of activities: political representation, raising the sector’s media profile and developing services that enhance the competitiveness of TIGA members.

Richard was previously Director of Communications at the Royal Academy of Engineering (2006-2008). Prior to this, Richard was Head of Business Policy at the Institute of Directors (1998 – 2006), one of the UK’s leading business representative bodies.

Richard has held a diverse range of non-executive positions: in the food and drink industry (Improve, 2004-2007); adult training (the Adult Learning Inspectorate, 2005-2007); small business (Chair of the Better Payment Practice Group, 2004-2006). He has also served as a member of Edexcel’s Qualifications Committee (2006-07).

Richard taught politics at Reading University and was awarded a PhD for his thesis in political theory.

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