Mobile Game Developer Gaming Realms announced that Chief Executive Officer Patrick Southon is stepping down from his position effective immediately. This will also include him stepping away from his position on the Board of Directors of the company.
In a statement, Southon explained that he is looking to take on new challenges. “During my six years as CEO, the main focus of the company was on B2C real money gaming. However, with the last of those assets disposed of in July 2019, and the company now stable and successfully implementing its new B2B focused game development and licensing strategy, I feel now is the right time for me to pursue a new challenge. It has been an honor to work alongside everyone at Gaming Realms and I wish them and the company every success in the future.”
Southon had been with Gaming Realms since 2013 when he and Simon Collins helped co-found the mobile developer. Collins left in October last year to take on a position with News UK.
Until a permanent replacement is found to fill the position of CEO, non-executive chairman Michael Buckley will serve as the executive chairman on an interim basis. He will work with chief financial officer Mark Segal to keep the company progressing in the absence of a permanent CEO.