GamesAid appoints new Chair, Vice Chair, and Trustee.

Today, UK games industry charity GamesAid is pleased to announce three new administrative members to support us through 2018 and beyond.

Matt Spall has been voted in as GamesAid’s new chair by the Board of trustees. Matt takes over from Ian Chambers, whose two year fixed term as chair came to an end in November. Having served as a trustee since 2015 and having worked with some of its founding members, Matt has watched GamesAid grow over its 10 year history into the charity it is today. This deep understanding of GamesAid, coupled with his years of experience in the games and technology sectors, make him the ideal choice to take GamesAid into 2018 and beyond.

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Christian-Peter Heimbach takes over from Matt Spall as the GamesAid Vice Chair. Christian-Peter has over a decade of experience in digital marketing having worked with some major video games publishers including NCSoft and Warner Bros. Since 2016 he has continued to use his marketing expertise to support a variety of GamesAid projects, currently heading its Digital For Good initiative that allows game companies to donate digital content to support the cause. GamesAid is excited to move forward with Christian-Peter as its Vice Chair.

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Finally, GamesAid is thrilled to welcome Rosa Carbo-Mascarell back to the charity as a trustee. Rosa began her career in the games industry in 2016 as GamesAid’s operations executive, the sole employee responsible for the day-to-day running of the charity. Since leaving she has become part of the BAFTA crew, a Tech London Advocate, was named one of Develop’s 30 under 30, and last year co-founded the UK’s first political games studio – Games For The Many. Rosa is the first ex-operations executive to return as a trustee, a proud moment for both her and the charity.

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Matt Spall said:

“Over the last ten years, GamesAid has made a huge difference to the lives of a great many disadvantaged and disabled young people across the UK. It is an honour and a pleasure to now be taking over as chair and I look forward to continuing GamesAid’s fantastic work and supporting many more superb causes in the years to come.”

Christian-Peter Heimbach said:

“Supporting GamesAid in it’s fantastic work is a privilege and I’m very pleased to be able to take on the role of Vice Chair and continue my support in a greater capacity.”

Rosa Carbo-Mascarell said:

“I am thrilled to be coming back to GamesAid as a trustee. GamesAid has bettered many people’s lives and stands as an exemplar that the games industry is a force for good. I’m excited and looking forward to play my part in it.”

GamesAid is a UK based video games charity (Registered UK Charity #1081706) which acts as an umbrella to support a number of smaller charities who help disadvantaged and disabled children and young people. It is a non-trading body, administered by Trustees who operate on a fixed term basis run by a chair who is also appointed on a fixed term. As the only fully democratic charity in the games space, members of the games industry propose and vote for the charities of their choice annually.

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