Sumo Group is proud to share that its Non-Executive Chair of the Board, Ian Livingstone, has been granted the title of Knight Bachelor by HRH Queen Elizabeth II in the 2022 New Year’s Honours list.

Ian, who joined the Board of Sumo Digital in September 2015, is one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry and was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2013 for his services to the computer gaming industry. His most notable roles include Co-founder and Joint Managing Director of Games Workshop, Executive Chairman of Eidos plc, publisher of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and other blockbuster video games, and Chairman of Playdemic Ltd, the developer of hit mobile game Golf Clash.

Carl Cavers, CEO, said “Sir Ian’s knighthood is a brilliant recognition for his services to videogames, spanning several decades. His passion for the industry is second to none, his vast experience and vision for the future provides invaluable insight for Sumo Group, and the wider videogame industry We’re proud to honour his achievements.”

Alongside his role as Non-Executive Chair of the Board at Sumo Group, Sir Ian Livingstone sits on the Board of several industry, and public and education Boards and is a non-executive director of several independent video games businesses. Sir Ian is also a games designer, international best-selling author of the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series and a founding partner of Hiro Capital LLP.