Fusebox Games’ CEO Wil Stephens has been appointed to vice chair of Pact Council, effective immediately until December 2018.
The Pact Council oversees the work of the UK trade body, signing off on budgets and financial plans, as well as agreeing to the organization’s policies, campaigns, terms of trade and collective agreements.
“I’m really happy that Wil will be working alongside me on Pact Council. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge from the digital aspect of our sector along with a great deal of creativity and ideas. I look forward to working with Wil over the next few years to enable UK indies to grow their businesses,” said Pact council chair Sara Geater, in a statement.
Stephens founded Fusebox Games, an interactive entertainment company that develops and publishes mobile games based on TV shows, in 2016.
He was also the founder and CEO of Cube TV, which won BAFTAs and Broadcast Digital Awards for its gaming and interactive TV formats. He later joined the leadership team at the New York-based video streaming company Boxee, which was acquired by Samsung Electronics in 2012.
“I am really pleased to have been appointed vice chair of Pact Council. We are facing politically uncertain times and I look forward to working with Sara Geater and the other Pact Council members to face the challenges and opportunities that they will bring for independent production companies in the UK,” Stephens said of his appointment, in a statement.