Codemasters CEO Nick Wheelwright Resigns

I’d like to thank Nick for all the really great work he has done here and wish him and his family the very best. I handed over all department managers to Nick approximately nine years ago and, although I am sad to see him leave, I am also very excited about creating a new chapter in Codemasters’ history – evangelising innovation, creativity and quality.

As a founder of Codemasters the analogy in my mind is Apple, which under Steve Jobs, with iPod and iTunes, has shown how successfully a technology company can be re-invigorated by a founder. I remain very passionate about this company and the games industry. I am fully committed to continuing Codemasters’ success, building on our established brands and introducing innovative IPs, making the next few years very exciting.”

These were the words of chairman David Darling who has now taken on the additional role of CEO with immediate effect following the resignation of Nick Wheelwright after his 11 years with the company. Wheelwright has left “to spend more time with his new family and pursue other business interests“. Wheelwright was only appointed CEO in October of last year.