BAFTA names new head of games

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

UKIE’s Luke Hebblethwaite takes new role as organisation ramps up games efforts

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, better known as BAFTA, has named its new head of games.

The position has gone to Luke Hebblethwaite, who joins from trade body UKIE where he spent more than five years in the role of insight and innovation manager.

He will report into Emma Baehr, BAFTA’s executive director of awards and content, and will assist with growing BAFTA’s games-related initiatives.

During his time at UKIE, he worked on various research and advocacy projects, including the UK Games Industry Census,

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