EIDOS NAMES KUFFELER
AS NEW CHAIRMAN
Copyright 2002 www.tombraiderchronicles.com /
[ April 18th 2002 ]
Plc has announced today the appointment of John
van Kuffeler as Non-Executive Chairman, with immediate
effect. Current Executive Chairman, Ian Livingstone,
will remain on the Board and assume the role of
Creative Director and continue with his full time
on the appointment of John van Kuffeler, Ian Livingstone,
said: "I welcome John van Kuffeler to the Board,
who will bring his considerable public company
expertise to Eidos. My appointment as Creative
Director will enable me to hand over my responsibilities
as Chairman, and allow me to focus full time on
what I enjoy the most which is the design and
creation of new games."
on the appointment of John van Kuffeler as Chairman,
Mike McGarvey, Chief Executive said: "I am delighted
that John is joining the Group. He brings significant
financial and public company experience relevant
to the opportunities that face Eidos. We expect
him to make a substantial contribution to the
future development of the Group."
Interactive also recorded its appreciation to
Ian, for having undertaken the role of Chairman
over the past six years. Ian's appointment as
Creative Director will allow him to return full
time to assist in securing new game franchises
for Eidos." Ian Livingstone has served as Chairman
of Eidos' Board of Directors since October 1995.
From May 1994 to October 1995 Mr. Livingstone
served as Managing Director of Domark. In 1975,
he co-founded Games Workshop Limited and launched
Dungeons & Dragons in Europe.
1982, he has authored and co-authored the Fighting
Fantasy series of interactive gamebooks, which
have sold in excess of 14 million copies worldwide.
In 2000 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by
the University of Abertay Dundee for his services
to computer gaming.
van Kuffeler is Chairman of Provident Financial
PLC; Fleming Technology Trust Plc; Finsbury Smaller
Quoted Companies Trust Plc; and Huveaux Plc. Prior
to taking up these appointments he was Chief Executive
of Provident Financial Plc and Brown Shipley Holdings
Plc is one of the world's leading publishers and
developers of entertainment software. Eidos' rise
has been meteoric, it only came into existence
as a games company in 1995 and today is home to
some of the interactive industry's best known
brands including Commandos, Soul Reaver, Championship
Manager and Tomb Raider featuring the world's
most famous cyber-babe Lara Croft.