RON CURRY, CEO
Since joining IGEA in 2008, Ron has played an instrumental role in tackling the emerging issues surrounding interactive entertainment, and demonstrating the positive influence of computer and video games in the broader community particularly within the education and health sector. Ron was an Advisory Committee Member on the ALRC’s Classification Review and holds a seat on the government’s Consultative Working Group on Cyber Safety.
Prior to joining IGEA, Ron spent 15 years in the interactive entertainment business working for platform holders, publishers and distributors in areas as varied as sales, marketing, operations and general management. In this time Ron was also one of the founding Directors of IGEA, which was then IEAA.
Jonny is the most recent person to join IGEA. Jonny has both a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Finance degree from ANU and has work experience in a number of Commonwealth government departments, including Treasury and Immigration. Most recently he has held a consultant role at Ernst & Young in their advisory practice where he worked heavily with a wide range of government departments. His latest project involved benchmarking of international legal regimes and recommending areas for legislative change in Australia. Previously to this, he worked in a law practice for two years.
Jonny is a ‘dedicated’ gamer who has also be involved with producing content along with substantial experience with social media forums such as Twitch and YouTube.
RAELENE KNOWLES, Members Services and Communications Manager
Raelene joined IGEA in 2009 after working for many years in various Marketing, PR and Sales roles for first and third party publishers for video games in the ANZ marketplace. Raelene ensures delivery of data services to Members by way of market sell through and advertising data, digital insights and broader consumer research. She also organises all of IGEA’s events, from Board Meetings, Quarterly Member meetings and Research launches, through to the most popular annual event, the IGEA Soccer tournament. She also manages internal and external communications, working very closely with Espresso Communications, IGEA’s PR Agency.