Matt Ward Head of Portfolio Development Matt brings wide experience to the UK Games Fund, having worked in senior positions across the creative, media and content industry for many years. Matt started in the music industry before moving to technology and content platforms, and then onto companies including O2 and the Guardian as well as [...]
Paul Durrant Founder and Chief Executive Paul is a creative business development specialist with a focus on creating win/win impacts arising from public and private sector collaborations in the digital economy. He’s worked extensively across the skills, talent and research agendas at the interface of universities and business. Paul pioneered and developed the Dare to be Digital competition, [...]
Jenny Duncan Head of Operations Over the past 11 years Jenny has worked on a number of projects at Abertay University including Dare to be Digital, BAFTA Young Game Designers and the UK Video Games Prototype Fund. She was involved in all aspects of the projects including allocation of grants, marketing, promotion, organisation and event delivery, building on [...]
Deborah Farley Head of Talent and Outreach Deborah’s varied career includes establishing rural community development projects in Central America, co-founding an Organisational Development Consultancy, working in the third sector to more recently creating an Enterprise Framework and Digital Badge award scheme for University students. Her skills include facilitation, strategic development and implementation, event management and business / community engagement. [...]
Mark Hogarth Director Mark spent over decade in venture capital with a particular focus on working with high growth technology companies. He has been involved in over 100 transactions that have covered the full funding lifecycle from seed investment through though multiple follow-on rounds, IPO and exit. His investment experience covers sectors ranging from games, [...]
Mike Enoch Head of Account Management Mike’s been making games professionally since 1997, and was a lead developer on the Crackdown series for Xbox 360. He has also been involved in UK game funding before as part of the UK Video Games Prototype Fund.