Gaming Realms appoints Chris Ash to board

6 June 2019

Mobile games developer Gaming Realms has appointed entrepreneur and experienced industry executive Chris Ash to its board as a non-executive director.

Taking on his new role at Gaming Realms with immediate effect, Ash has worked in the gaming sector for more than 18 years.

Ash is perhaps best known for founding gaming content developer Ash Gaming, which he sold to Playtech for £23m (€26.0m/$29.2m) in December 2011.

Following the sale, he moved into the role of head of the solutions giant's open platform divison, running the content aggregation business with 25 partner studios and assisted with M&A.

Ash remained in this role until March 2015, when he left to found the Ash Capital corporate advisory business. More recently, he has invested in and advised both BlueRibbon Software and Stashbee.

“We are delighted that Chris has agreed to join the company; his significant experience in content development and global licensing closely aligns with our strategy to scale our licensing business,” Gaming Realms’ non-executive chairman, Michael Buckley, said.

Gaming Realms has confirmed that Ash holds 1,965,680 of the company's ordinary shares, priced at 10 pence apiece.