The BGI’s trustees have voted to change the make-up of the charity’s Board of Trustees.
Claire Boissiere has been appointed Chair of the BGI, after serving as Vice Chair for the last 2 years. Claire is Studio Manager at Jumpship, an independent game studio based in Guildford, UK.
Ian Livingstone CBE has been appointed the new President of the charity, after serving as Chair since the charity’s foundation in 2019.
Ian said: “It has been an honour serving as Chair. Passing the Chairship to Claire Boissiere is an important next step as the charity moves forward with its mission to empower all people to play, learn and connect through our National Videogame Museum, our collections and the public and educational programmes we offer. Claire has shown outstanding commitment and diligence in helping to found the charity and manage the Trustees day to day. I’m confident that she will guide us into a bright future.”
Claire Boissiere said “It’s been a pleasure working as Vice Chair alongside Ian Livingstone and the team whilst founding the BGI and I’m excited to be appointed Chair as the charity moves forward into a new chapter. Along with many other charities and museums, we’ve been severely affected by Covid-19 and the restrictions needed to ensure our loved ones stayed protected. But through the dedication and perseverance of our team, the generosity of our games industry patrons and public funding from the Arts Council England, we are now in a position to plan ahead. It’s this amazing commitment and support for games’ heritage, culture and education that excites me, and motivates us as a team to take on the upcoming challenges that we all still face. I see this as an opportunity to re-assess the needs of our various audiences and to tailor our future offerings so they remain relevant in a post covid world and to ensure everything we do is inclusive to all. I look forward to sharing more of our plans in the near future.”