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Keywords Studios, appoints new Chief Financial Officer

The group is pleased to announce that it has appointed Robert Kingston as Chief Financial Officer. Rob will join the company and the Board of Directors on 1st July 2023.

Date Published: 21/06/2023

Rob is a senior finance executive with a strong track record of delivery across dynamic, international, and acquisitive technology and media companies. For the majority of his career, Rob spent 25 years at Sky plc in progressively senior finance and operational roles including Finance Director of Sky’s Content Business, Group Director of Investor Relations and latterly as an Executive Director to the Group CEO. Rob is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

As previously announced, Jon Hauck will take up his new role as the Group’s Chief Operating Officer, remaining on the Board, with effect from 1st July whilst enabling a smooth transition of responsibilities.

Robert Kingston smiling at camera

Bertrand Bodson, CEO of Keywords Studios, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Rob to Keywords and believe he is the perfect person to succeed Jon in the CFO role. His extensive experience as a senior finance leader within large, international technology-focused entertainment businesses will be invaluable as we continue to drive the future growth of our platform. I look forward to working with him closely when he joins the business next month.”

Rob Kingston, CFO of Keywords Studios, added: “I’m excited to be joining such a dynamic and entrepreneurial business, with its unique position at the centre of the global video gaming industry. Keywords has ambitious plans to scale its excellent platform by embracing technology and building its relationships with the largest players in the market. I’m looking forward to partnering with the Board and the entire Keywords team to seize the growth and value creation opportunity ahead.”