Information on executive directors
K D Rountree (age 50), CEO. Kevin joined Games Workshop in March 1998 as assistant group accountant. He then had various management roles within Games Workshop, including head of sales for the Other Activities division (including Black Library, Licensing and Sabertooth Games). Kevin was appointed CFO in October 2008. During the year ended 29 May 2011, he took on the responsibility of managing the Group’s service centres globally. To reflect this, his title was changed to chief operating officer from chief financial officer. He became chief executive on 1 January 2015. He qualified as a chartered management accountant in 2001. Prior to joining Games Workshop, Kevin was the management accountant at J Barbour & Sons Limited and trained at Price Waterhouse.
R F Tongue (age 49), group finance director. Rachel joined Games Workshop in September 1996 as group tax manager. She then had various accounting roles within Games Workshop and was appointed company secretary in October 2008. She has also managed the legal and compliance functions within Games Workshop since November 2012. She was appointed group finance director in January 2015. Rachel qualified as a chartered accountant in 1995 and as a chartered tax adviser in 1996 having trained with Arthur Andersen.
Information on non-executive directors
E O’Donnell (age 49). Elaine O’Donnell was appointed to the board on 28 November 2013 and became non-executive chairman on 1 January 2021. A chartered accountant by profession, Elaine was previously a corporate finance partner with EY. She is also a non-executive director of Studio Retail Group plc and On the Beach Group plc.
J R A Brewis (age 53). John Brewis was appointed to the board on 20 June 2018. John has over 25 years’ experience in high volume manufacturing businesses and since 2004 has had various roles within Trinity Mirror Printing, including commercial director. John is currently managing director of Reach Printing Services, a division of Reach plc, formerly Trinity Mirror plc.
N J Donaldson (age 66). Nick Donaldson was appointed to the board on 18 April 2002 and was previously non-executive chairman of Games Workshop. A barrister by profession, Nick is a partner of London Bridge Capital Partners LLP. Nick was, until 2003, head of corporate finance at Arbuthnot Securities Limited and previously held senior investment banking positions at Robert W Baird Limited and at Credit Lyonnais Securities. He is non-executive chairman of DP Poland PLC and a director of The Fulham Shore plc.
S Matthews (age 43). Sally was appointed to the board on 1 November 2020. She became chair of the audit and risk committee from 1 January 2021. Sally has 20 years’ experience in consumer and ecommerce businesses including Gousto, Tesco.com, Unilever and The Automobile Association. She is currently a director at SCA Investments Limited (trading as Gousto) where she has worked since 2016. Sally qualified as a chartered accountant in 2003 having trained with Arthur Andersen.
K E Marsh (age 58). Kate Marsh was appointed to the board on 24 July 2019. Kate has over 30 years’ experience in digital and media businesses. She is currently non-executive director at Independent News & Media Group Limited, Elstree Film Studios Limited and is heading up international development for MGM Studios’ digital networks. Kate has built and managed significant media businesses across Europe holding senior roles with Sky, GroupM, the BBC, and Sony Pictures Television.
R M Matthews (age 37). Ross Matthews was appointed as Group Company Secretary on 1 December 2019. He joined Games Workshop in May 2010 and has had various legal roles within Games Workshop currently as General Counsel since January 2015. Ross qualified as a solicitor in 2006, and previously worked in private practice with Flint Bishop LLP.