Sony Computer Entertainment UK’s boss Fergal Gara has stepped down from the position, so he can “pursue a new professional venture”, according to MCV UK.
Since becoming the vice president and managing director of SCE UK in 2011, Gara has been responsible in part for the success of the PlayStation 4 in the UK, which is currently the leading console in the country.
SCE Europe’s CEO Jim Ryan spoke of Gara highly:
“Fergal is an extremely talented leader, and in his four years managing the UK business has significantly strengthened the brand and made countless contributions to our success…
He has also served as a key member of the European Executive team, helping to steer PlayStation to even greater heights. We are extremely grateful for his dedication and for the legacy that he leaves…
I have complete confidence that Warwick [Warwick Light, general manager of the Nordics, East and South East Europe at SCE, who will be replacing Gara starting August 10] is the right person to replace Fergal in the UK role, and his 20 years of service to Sony has been marked by outstanding performance.”
In talking about his own departure, Gara said:
“I have had a fantastic time leading the PlayStation business in the UK and Ireland over the past four years. I am very grateful for having had this opportunity and I want to thank my team who have been amazing and, of course, Jim, for his support along with the wider PlayStation family who have helped make this period as successful as it has been…
I wish Warwick every success as he takes on the UK and Ireland business at this exciting stage.”