Nick Poole

Nick Poole


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Nick Poole is CEO of Ukie, the trade body for the UK’s video games and interactive entertainment industry. He is a champion of the social, educational and wider economic and industrial impact of the industry, with a particular focus on partnerships, policy and public engagement.

Prior to joining Ukie, Nick was CEO of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), where he was responsible for working with the Board of Trustees to set strategic direction, develop operational plans, support member engagement and develop a positive working culture.

Nick was Chair of Wikimedia UK, the UK chapter of the international Wikipedia movement between 2021 and 2022.

Nick’s previous leadership roles included as CEO of the Collections Trust (based at the Natural History Museum) and National Policy Adviser for the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) as well as roles in marketing, PR and communications. He was previously Chair of the International Council of Museums UK and of the Europeana Network, a cross-industry body representing the interests of publishers, broadcasters and cultural institutions in Europe. 

Nick lives in London with his family and enjoys walking, kayaking and building automata.

Nick Poole is speaking at the following session/s

Shaping Your Future: Ukie is Here to Help

5:00pm - 5:45pm
Room 6

After the exponential growth during a pandemic, the games industry has faced significant headwinds this year. From industry layoffs to a tight finance market, 2024 is proving to be a challenging year for UK games businesses. Ukie’s new CEO, Nick Poole, provides an assessment of the key challenges that industry is facing now, how Ukie plans to support developers over the next twelve months and why collective action is the key to unlocking government support for the next five years.

Session Takeaway

  • The key trends shaping our industry in the next 12 months
  • How can Ukie support developers in overcoming these challenges
  • What can we collectively call for from Government to help the sector grow

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