BGI mourns the death of Ian Hetherington

The charity received the sad news that our Advisory Board member Ian Hetherington had passed away.

One of the founding fathers of the British videogames industry, Ian helped countless people, companies and our own charity with a wisdom and generosity borne of a long and illustrious career in videogames over 40 years.

CEO Rick Gibson wrote “Ian was a colleague, friend and mentor who had a unique mix of creativity and commercial acumen. His track record of success and drive is remarkable and his influence on the sector, its technology and growth is profound and indelible. I have worked with him on several projects over the years and he will be deeply missed. On behalf of the charity, I’d like to pass on our condolences to his family.”

You can read a short obituary to Ian on

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