Paul Jackson has signed a two year rolling contract and starts work on August 1st, following a hugely successful career at EA that began in 1988 as regional sales manager. Jackson’s division currently accounts for around $650m of EA’s global turnover.
He is also deputy chairman of the Government’s Digital Content Forum and a former ELSPA chairman. “Paul is a great appointment for us. He is experienced at the highest level in games publishing, knows when to delegate and will also make tough decisions,” current ELSPA chairman Andy Payne told MCV.
Mike Rawlinson has been appointed managing director of ELSPA to oversee day-to-day administration, with Jackson’s appointment likely to herald a series of changes with regards to policy and objectives.
Current director general Roger Bennett retires this summer.