Cavanagh picks up OBE in New Year’s Honours list
Jane Cavanagh, CEO of SCi Entertainment, has been awarded an Order of the British Empire for her contribution to the development of the UK games industry.
Cavanagh founded SCi in 1988 and the company had its first number one hit nine years later with Carmageddon. In 1999 SCi was listed on the London Stock Exchange, and went on to enjoy worldwide success with the Conflict series of videogames.
In May 2005, SCi aquired Eidos Interactive and with it licenses such as Tomb Raider. Following the acquisition Cavanagh stepped down from her role as chairwoman but remained as CEO of the company.
Cavanagh is not the first SCi exec to be recognised in the New Year’s Honours list – last year it was the turn of product acquisition director Ian Livingstone, who also received an OBE for services to the games industry.