Judges 2017

The MCV Awards are for the industry, and judged by the industry. Winners will be decided by our panel of expert judges, all of whom work in the games industry, and bring a variety of different perspectives. The Awards are judged on the information in the entries, ensuring a transparent and meritocratic process for all who have taken the time to enter.
This judging panel will focus on: Specialist Retailer, Mainstream Retailer, Independent Retailer and Buying Team
Roy Stackhouse
VP, Activision
Margaret Pearson
Director, CentreSoft
Darren Bowen
Sales Director, Ubisoft
Shaun Campbell
UK Country Manager, EA
Alex Coultate
Sales Director, PlayStation
Spencer Crossley
Sales and Marketing Director, Warner Bros
Andy Davis
Commercial Director, Capcom
Jake Wright
COO, Click Entertainment
Justin Gaffney
General Manager, Square Enix
Andy Yates
Sales Director
Vinal Patel
MD, Orb
This judging panel will focus on: Marketing Team, Digital Marketing Team, Trade Marketing Team, New Games Brand, Game Campaign
Daniel Krupa
UK Managing Editor, IGN
Dan Dawkins
Global Editor in Chief, Future
Caroline Miller
Director, Indigo Pearl
Gareth Williams
Director of Games, Premier PR
Paul Sulyok
CEO, Green Man Gaming
Stefano Petrullo
Director, Renaissance
James Haley
EVP, Playwire
Fred Prego
Group Insight Director, GAME
Charlotte Le Rougetel
Director, Big Top
Stuart Dinsey
Chairman, Curve Digital Entertainment
Katharine Byrne
News Editor, MCV
This judging panel will focus on: Sales Triumph, Peripherals & Accessories Brand, Distribution Team, Games Publisher, Export Team, Sales Team
Phil Browes
Head of Tech and Games, HMV
Fred Prego
Group Insight Director, GAME
Alison Fraser
Head of Commercial, ShopTo
Russell Jones
Video Games Category Lead, Amazon
Sam Cameron
Senior Buyer, Shop Direct
Gurdeep Hunjan
Buying Manager, Sainsbury's
Mike Fethers
Head of Tech and Games, The Hut Group
James Cooke
Buying Manager, Argos
Alison Mair
Senior Buying Manager, Tesco
Neil Muspratt
Purchasing Director, SimplyGames
Niall Lawlor
Northern Europe Managing Director, GameStop
Seth Barton
Editor, MCV

This judging panel will focus on: Indie Games Label
Jem Alexander
Editor, Develop
Andy Payne
Industry Veteran, UKIE
Miles Jacobson
Studio Director, Sports Interactive
Agostino Simonetta
EU Director of ID@Xbox, Xbox
Shahid Ahmad
Director, Ultimatum Games Ltd
Ed Valiente
Business Development Director, Nintendo
Nick Rooke
Director, Developer Relations, SCEE
Rob Crossley
Head of Games and Digital, Creative England
This judging panel will focus on: Agency Team, Events Team, Community Team, In-House PR Team, PR & Comms Team, Media Team
Tim Woodley
Brand and Marketing Director, 505 Games
Harvey Eagle
UK Marketing Director, Xbox
Marilenna Papacosta
Head of Global Marketing and Comms, Koei Tecmo
Elizabeth Blackman
Marketing Manager, Square Enix
Shaun White
Head of Communications, EA
Louise Marchant
Group Marketing Manager, Ubisoft
Simon Byron
Publishing Director, Curve Digital Entertainment
Kim Parker Adcock
Owner, OPM Jobs