IGDA Scotland has announced that Andrew MacDonald, the organisation’s current secretary has been appointed as the new chair. This follows the news that Luke Dicken, the chair since November 2014 – and IGDA global board member for the last three years, is stepping down.
Andrew has been working hard behind the scenes for the last several months, making sure that IGDA Scotland remains one of the UK’s most active and valuable chapters. He will now step up and take over from Luke, helping the organisation grow and thrive in the future.
Andrew told us:
I’d like to thank Luke for all his hard work and dedication to the chapter and our community over the years. I look forward to continuing to work with our committed team of volunteers and the Scottish developer community to advance and evolve IGDA Scotland in new and exciting ways over the coming months.
I’m very proud of what we have achieved since the chapter was relaunched in 2011, we have hosted some excellent events and built a very strong community. Andrew has been a key part of our activities for over a year, and I have great confidence in him as my successor.
If you’re not familiar with the IGDA chapter in Scotland, then you should check out their work to date and consider joining. They hold a very successful monthly meet-up which rotates between Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, at which anyone who wishes to can speak about almost any subject related to the games industry. They also support the IGDA Scholars programme, which enables students worldwide to attend the major games-related industry events.
Seriously, you should be a member…
You can find the full letter from outgoing Chair, Luke Dicken sent to members here. http://igdascotland.org/chair-letter-luke/
You can find out more about the chapter here: http://igdascotland.org/
The chapter will be holding elections among local IGDA members to fill vacant seats on the board in November, meanwhile the next chapter meeting will be held on October 15th in Edinburgh.
In the meantime, we’d like to wish both Andrew and Luke the very best of luck for their future plans…