UKIE boss Rawlinson steps down

PEGI pioneer leaves trade body.

Michael Rawlinson has announced his resignation as director general of UK games trade body UKIE, and will step down at the end of the month.

No reason was given for his decision to move on, with a statement from chairman Andy Payne stating only that he wanted to pursue "fresh challenges".

A vocal advocate for the UK games industry, Rawlinson was one of the key figures behind the creation of PEGI, the first pan-European age rating classification system, back in 2003.

"Michael has been a loyal servant of UKIE for over ten years and has led the organisation as Director General for the last two years," commented Payne.

"The board of UKIE would like to thank Michael on behalf of the members and the wider industry in general, for all the hard work that he has put in on our behalf particularly with the Government."

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