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Ian Livingstone CBE

Geoff Heath OBE

Kelly Sumner

Jo Goodson

Michael Enright

Tim Cooke

Frog Capital

Ian Livingstone CBE

Often cited as a founding-father of the UK games industry, Ian co-founded Game Workshop in 1975 and was a founding member of Eidos Plc, where he is now Life President.

He sits on the Board of UKIE, the BAFTA Games Committee, the Creative Industries Council, the British Council and is Chair of the Government’s Computer Games Skills Council.

Ian has been awarded an OBE, CBE, a BAFTA Special Award, a British Inspiration Award and the Develop Legend Award for his contribution to the UK computer and video games industry.

Geoff Heath OBE

Geoff’s early career was spent in music publishing working with the likes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. He guided the media company ATV into music publishing, acquiring Northern Songs for £10 million and building up a catalogue which was eventually sold to Michael Jackson for £60 million.

Geoff moved into gaming in the 80’s, initially as founder and European MD for Activision, working on the Atari 2600 platform.

In 1988 he established Mindscape International, the European arm of Software Toolworks. The company was acquired as part of the Software Toolworks Group by Pearson PLC for £300 million in April 1994, setting a record in the industry for a trade sale at the time.

In 2004, Geoff became Chief Executive Officer of NCSoft Europe.

In 2009, he was named Officer of the British Empire in the Queen's birthday honours list for his contribution to the computer games industry and his charitable work.

Geoff continues to advise and invest in games industry startups and sits on the Board of the industry trade body, Ukie.

Kelly Sumner

Kelly has overseen multiple billion-dollar franchises including, Grand Theft Auto and Guitar Hero as well as the Amiga range of home computers.

In his early career, Kelly was MD of Commodore UK and International Operations at Gametek. He joined Take Two in 1997 as part of the Gametek acquisition and subsequently became CEO of the New York games publisher in 2001.

After leaving Take Two Kelly became CEO of Red Octane, makers of Guitar Hero, and sold the Company to Activision in 2006.

Today, Kelly is Chairman of Intent Media which operates MCV, Develop and Music Week publications and is an active investor and supporter of several British startup ventures.

Jo Goodson

Jo Goodson started her career in and around the software industry in 1999 when she joined Broderbund as their second European employee and grew revenues from £0 to £12m in three years. She then went on to co-found MediaGold, which, with further offices and bases in France, Italy, Spain and Germany, created an entity that gave US software publishers access to the European market place. She sold that business to Avanquest in 2003 following years of solid growth and profitability.

During 2005 and 2006, Jo acted as interim COO for Julie Meyer at investment and advisory firm Ariadne Capital.

Since then Jo has advised and invested in a wide range of companies in and around software space including Ariadne Capital, an investment and advisory firm; Indigo Pearl, a games industry PR company; and Playmob.

Jo is also a Non-Executive Director of Six to Start who recently released the highly successful iphone app, Zombies, Run! And has recently launched Any Friend of Ours: an online private membership community for second home owners looking to rent their properties within a closed, trusted network.

Michael Enright

Michael is an experienced Board Director with an extensive track record in growing both private and listed companies in Tech and Leisure sectors.

From 1986 to 1989, Michael was International Director of Quotient plc, before joining Oasis Group plc as Operations Director.

In 1995 he went on to join M-RGroup plc as Finance and Operations Director before becoming Commercial Director of Dione Group plc in 1998 and later joining Trading Partners.com Ltd as Finance and Operations Director in 2003. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Vectrix Corporation since 2007.

Michael currently has a number of active investor executive and non-executive roles with high growth companies.

Tim Cooke

Tim holds a portfolio of Non-Executive Chairmanships and Directorships and is currently Chairman of Six to Start, the firm behind the breakout hit, Zombie Run.

He is a Venture Partner to The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) and has worked in senior levels in media, software, and IT services companies throughout his working life.

Tim was an early employee with Logica, where he held numerous senior management positions including Chief Executive in the UK and overseas.

He was later Managing Director of Oxford Molecular Group plc which he floated on the stock exchange along with Intelligent Environments plc, the London stock market’s first Internet company.

Frog Capital

Backed by one of Europe's most significant family offices, Frog Capital is known for being an individual and forward-thinking Venture Capital investor.

With €100m under management, Frog is an investment partner to some of Europe's most ambitious growth-stage companies including RatedPeople.com, and eCommmera.

Frog has an experienced team with a successful track record of working side-by-side with management teams, helping businesses to change and grow as they work towards their full potential.

www.frogcapital.com

Kelly Sumner

Non-Exec Chairman

Kelly has overseen multiple billion-dollar franchises including, Grand Theft Auto and Guitar Hero as well as the Amiga range of home computers. In his early career, Kelly was MD of Commodore UK and International Operations at Gametek. He joined Take Two in 1997 as part of the Gametek acquisition and subsequently became CEO of the New York games publisher in 2001. After leaving Take Two Kelly became CEO of Red Octane, makers of Guitar Hero, and sold the Company to Activision in 2006.

Today, Kelly is Chairman of Intent Media which operates MCV, Develop and Music Week publications and is an active investor and supporter of several British startup ventures.

Ian Livingstone OBE

Non-Exec Director

Often cited as a founding-father of the UK games industry, Ian co-founded Game Workshop in 1975 and was a founding member of Eidos Plc, where he is now Life President. He sits on the Board of of UKIE, the BAFTA Games Committee, the Creative Industries Council, the British Council and is Chair of the Government’s Computer Games Skills Council. Ian has been awarded an OBE, a BAFTA Special Award, a British Inspiration Award and the Develop Legend Award for his contribution to the UK computer and video games industry.

Mike Reid

Non-Exec Director

In his early career, Mike managed various operational business units within British Gas before spending twelve years at 3i as a venture and growth equity investor. Today, Mike is Managing Partner at Frog Capital, a venture capital fund backed by one of Europe's most significant family offices.