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Our Board

John Jackson Chairman

John Jackson

CONTACT DETAILS Position: Chairman

John Jackson joined the Board on 16 May 2014. He is also non-executive director for Wilkinson Hardware Stores Limited and non-executive Chairman for the Rick Stein Group.

John’s previous roles include Group Chief Executive of Jamie Oliver Holdings Limited from 2007 to 2015, Group Retail & Leisure Director of Virgin Group Limited from 1998 to 2007, Group Chief Executive of Semara plc from 1994 to 1998, Managing Director of The Body Shop International plc from 1988 to 1993, Managing Director of Chesebourgh-Pond's Limited from 1982 to 1986, Managing Director of Bristol-Myers Pharmaceuticals Limited from 1979 to 1982 and Group Finance Director of Bristol-Myers Limited from 1972 to 1979.

John is Chairman of the Nomination Committee.

John Jackson CONTACT DETAILS
  • Position: Chairman

John Jackson joined the Board on 16 May 2014. He is also non-executive director for Wilkinson Hardware Stores Limited and non-executive Chairman for the Rick Stein Group.

John’s previous roles include Group Chief Executive of Jamie Oliver Holdings Limited from 2007 to 2015, Group Retail & Leisure Director of Virgin Group Limited from 1998 to 2007, Group Chief Executive of Semara plc from 1994 to 1998, Managing Director of The Body Shop International plc from 1988 to 1993, Managing Director of Chesebourgh-Pond's Limited from 1982 to 1986, Managing Director of Bristol-Myers Pharmaceuticals Limited from 1979 to 1982 and Group Finance Director of Bristol-Myers Limited from 1972 to 1979.

John is Chairman of the Nomination Committee.

 
Martyn Gibbs Chief Executive Officer

Martyn Gibbs

CONTACT DETAILS Position: Chief Executive Officer
Email: rachel.miles@game.co.uk

Martyn Gibbs was appointed to the board on 15 May 2014, having been Chief Executive Officer of Game Retail Limited since April 2012. Martyn has 25 years of experience in the retail sector and 20 years of experience within the video games industry.

Martyn’s previous roles include Managing Director of The GAME Group plc for the UK, Eire, Scandinavia and the Czech Republic from 2010 to 2011, Customer and Brand Director of The GAME Group plc from 2009 to 2010, Managing Director of Gamestation from 2007 to 2009, Commercial Director of Gamestation from 2003 to 2007, Head of Games of HMV for UK and Eire from 2000 to 2003 and various store management, central operations, marketing and buying roles at WHSmith from 1989 to 2000.

Martyn Gibbs CONTACT DETAILS

Martyn Gibbs was appointed to the board on 15 May 2014, having been Chief Executive Officer of Game Retail Limited since April 2012. Martyn has 25 years of experience in the retail sector and 20 years of experience within the video games industry.

Martyn’s previous roles include Managing Director of The GAME Group plc for the UK, Eire, Scandinavia and the Czech Republic from 2010 to 2011, Customer and Brand Director of The GAME Group plc from 2009 to 2010, Managing Director of Gamestation from 2007 to 2009, Commercial Director of Gamestation from 2003 to 2007, Head of Games of HMV for UK and Eire from 2000 to 2003 and various store management, central operations, marketing and buying roles at WHSmith from 1989 to 2000.

 
Mark Gifford Chief Financial Officer

Mark Gifford

CONTACT DETAILS Position: Chief Financial Officer
Email: maria.josey@game.co.uk

Mark Gifford was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2015. Mark has 20 years of experience in the retail and consumer sector.

Mark’s previous role was Chief Financial Officer of House of Fraser Group Limited. Mark worked at House of Fraser from 2002 to 2015, having joined the company as Director of Finance before being appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2007. Prior to this, Mark served in several senior finance roles at First Choice from 1994 to 2002, including as Finance Director – First Choice Retail. Mark also worked at KPMG between 1990 and 1994 where he became an Audit Manager. Mark is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Mark Gifford CONTACT DETAILS

Mark Gifford was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2015. Mark has 20 years of experience in the retail and consumer sector.

Mark’s previous role was Chief Financial Officer of House of Fraser Group Limited. Mark worked at House of Fraser from 2002 to 2015, having joined the company as Director of Finance before being appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2007. Prior to this, Mark served in several senior finance roles at First Choice from 1994 to 2002, including as Finance Director – First Choice Retail. Mark also worked at KPMG between 1990 and 1994 where he became an Audit Manager. Mark is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

 
Pablo Crespo Director General (Spain)

Pablo Crespo

CONTACT DETAILS Position: Director General (Spain)

Pablo Crespo was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of GSI in 2001. Before this, Mr. Crespo co-founded Centro Mail (the predecessor company to GAME Spain) in 1985 and was its Chief Executive Office from 1985 until 2001. In 1995, Mr. Crespo co-founded Centro Mail Argentina and in 1998 he co-founded Confederacion, an online gaming saloon.

Pablo Crespo CONTACT DETAILS
  • Position: Director General (Spain)

Pablo Crespo was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of GSI in 2001. Before this, Mr. Crespo co-founded Centro Mail (the predecessor company to GAME Spain) in 1985 and was its Chief Executive Office from 1985 until 2001. In 1995, Mr. Crespo co-founded Centro Mail Argentina and in 1998 he co-founded Confederacion, an online gaming saloon.

 
Caspar Woolley Non-Executive Director

Caspar Woolley

CONTACT DETAILS Position: Non-Executive Director

Caspar Woolley joined the Board on 16 May 2014. Caspar is also a non-executive director for University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Prior to that he founded the technology business Hailo in 2010 and was Chief Operating Officer until January 2015. He also ran the technology enabled courier company e-Courier. Previous roles include Vice President, Fleet at Avis Europe plc from 2006 to 2008, Director, Card Services and Head of Business Development at the John Lewis Partnership from 2002 to 2006, Vice President Operations at internet start-up Buy.com from 2000 to 2002 and various roles at PepsiCo, including Operations Director, Russia, from 1992 to 1999.

Caspar is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Caspar Woolley CONTACT DETAILS
  • Position: Non-Executive Director

Caspar Woolley joined the Board on 16 May 2014. Caspar is also a non-executive director for University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Prior to that he founded the technology business Hailo in 2010 and was Chief Operating Officer until January 2015. He also ran the technology enabled courier company e-Courier. Previous roles include Vice President, Fleet at Avis Europe plc from 2006 to 2008, Director, Card Services and Head of Business Development at the John Lewis Partnership from 2002 to 2006, Vice President Operations at internet start-up Buy.com from 2000 to 2002 and various roles at PepsiCo, including Operations Director, Russia, from 1992 to 1999.

Caspar is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

 
Lesley Watkins Non-Executive Director

Lesley Watkins

CONTACT DETAILS Position: Non-Executive Director

Lesley Watkins joined the Board on 16 May 2014. She is currently Finance Director of Calculus Capital Limited, a private equity fund management business, which she joined in November 2002.

Lesley is also a non-executive director and chair of the audit risk and compliance committee at Panmure Gordon & Co plc, which she joined in October 2011. Prior to this from 2009 to 2014, she was a non-executive council member of the Competition Commission and chair of its audit and risk assurance Committee. Lesley qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in 1983 and has 18 years’ of experience in investment banking, working for a number of City firms from 1984 to 2002, including two years at Philips and Drew and then, following UBS’ acquisition of Philips and Drew, 12 years with UBS in corporate broking and corporate finance, where she became a Managing Director, and three years as Managing Director, Global Investment Banking with Deutsche Bank.

Lesley is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

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Lesley Watkins CONTACT DETAILS
  • Position: Non-Executive Director

Lesley Watkins joined the Board on 16 May 2014. She is currently Finance Director of Calculus Capital Limited, a private equity fund management business, which she joined in November 2002.

Lesley is also a non-executive director and chair of the audit risk and compliance committee at Panmure Gordon & Co plc, which she joined in October 2011. Prior to this from 2009 to 2014, she was a non-executive council member of the Competition Commission and chair of its audit and risk assurance Committee. Lesley qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in 1983 and has 18 years’ of experience in investment banking, working for a number of City firms from 1984 to 2002, including two years at Philips and Drew and then, following UBS’ acquisition of Philips and Drew, 12 years with UBS in corporate broking and corporate finance, where she became a Managing Director, and three years as Managing Director, Global Investment Banking with Deutsche Bank.

Lesley is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

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