The 2016 MCV Pacific Women In Games list

Joel Van Daal
The 2016 MCV Pacific Women In Games list

Here is the class of 2016.

The below list celebrates the 100 most influential women, across all facets of the Australian and New Zealand Games Industries.

These women are now eligible for the 2016 MCV Pacific Women In Games Awards presented by Xbox, which will be awarded at the second annual MCV Pacific Women In Games Lunch presented by Xbox. The women within the list vote amongst the list to decide the four categories.

The lunch will celebrate all women in games, with a special focus on the below list.

The below women will also be individually profiled in the lead up to the event. We ask, that if you are one of the below entrants, you please reach out to joel.vandaal@mcvpacific.com.

So with out further delay, here is the 2016 MCV Pacific Women In Games List.

  • Elizabeth Alexander , Electronic Arts , Brand Engagement Manager - Asia Pacific
  • Kim Allom , Defiant Development , Associate Producer
  • Katy Andrews , Microsoft , Xbox Marketing Manager
  • Claire Barilla , Itsfine Games , Production Manager
  • Kendall Bascetta , Sony Computer Ent. , Marketing Manager, Partnerships, Promotions & Events
  • Stephanie Bendixsen , Good Game , Host
  • Rebecca Benjamin , Sony Computer Ent. , Producer
  • Natasha Brack , Microsoft , Communications Manager
  • Abie Bragg , EB Games , Buyer
  • Danielle Brand , Electronic Arts , Retail, Experiential & Partnerships Manager
  • Tara Brannigan , Boop Social , Sr Consultant
  • Jane Buckle , EB Games , Community Manager
  • Janet Carr , ABC (Good Game) , Executive Producer
  • Tania Chee , Microsoft , Xbox Platform Lead
  • Amelia Chesher , Spiral Media , Group Sales Manager
  • Emilia Chignola , Two Lives Left , Producer
  • Jessica Citizen , Player Attack , Editrix
  • Alice Clarke , Freelance , Journalist & PAX Diversity Lounge
  • Lauren Clinnick , Lumi Consulting , Director
  • Jane Cocks , University of Adelaide/ PlayWrite , Psychology & Games Researcher, Communications Consultant, PhD Candidate
  • Katie Collins , Electronic Arts , Business Manager, MEA
  • Emmelita Corvaia , IGN , Games Partner Lead
  • Laura Crawford , Swinburne University , Lecturer
  • Melissa Davey , EB Games , Buyer
  • Anna Davis , Ubisoft , Group Brand and PR Manager
  • Dr. Christy Dena , SAE Creative Institute , Chair and Department Coordinator of Games 
  • Erin Dupuy , Firemonkeys , Game Designer at EA on Need for Speed No Limits
  • Kylie Findlay , Firemonkeys , Development QA Lead 
  • Kimberley Francis , Microsoft , Head of Retail Sales
  • Katie Gall , Lumi Consulting , Director
  • Sabrina Gautier , Electronic Arts , Demand Planning Manager
  • Alison Gibb , Firemonkeys , Development Director
  • Emma Graham , Double Jump Communications , Account Executive
  • Izzy Gramp , Geeiz Games , Founder
  • Kim Green , Zing Pop Culture , Category Manager
  • Elissa Harris , Flat Earth Games , Director
  • Emerenciana Hartshorn , Freelance , Freelance Concept Artist
  • Kathryn Hay , EB Games , Senior Category Manager
  • Snezana Hay , Electronic Arts , Senior Communications Manager 
  • Dr. Jennifer Hazel , Prescription Pixel 
  • Kate Inabinet , RMIT , Lecturer, B.Design (Games)
  • Anna Irwin-Schutze, Sound Librarian , Instructional Designer
  • Deirdre Jackson , ACER , Director (STEM)
  • Rae Johnston , Gizmodo Australia , Journalist
  • Tegan Jones , Sass Effect , Freelance Journalist/Reviewer & Content Manager/Co-Host
  • Lisy Kane , League Of Geeks , Producer
  • Sally Kellaway , FMOD , Sound Designer, Community Manager and Musical Director 
  • Siobhan Keogh , Freelance , Journalist
  • Farah Khalaf , NZGDA , NZGDA Board Member
  • Delaney King , Freelance , Digital artist for games, film and TV.
  • Ralene Knowles , IGEA , Communications & Member Services Manager
  • Claudia Luck-Rodriguez , Ubisoft , Group Brand and PR Manager
  • Elisha MacKenzie , EB Games , Senior Marketing Manager
  • Brooke Maggs , The Voxel Agents , Writer & Developer
  • Jess McDonell , GameSpot , Host/Producer
  • Felicia McEntire , Empathy Games/Reboot , Founder/Account Manager
  • Debra McGrath , EB Games , Marketing, Brand, Events and Engagement Director
  • Ally McLean , Plastic Wax , Producer & Cosplay
  • Carolyn Mee , cmee4 Productions , Founder
  • Chantal Morley , Bandai Namco Entertainment Australia , Operations and Social Media Coordinator
  • Lucy Morris , Media Design School , Lecturer
  • Nina Nikolic , Firemonkeys , Community and Support Manager
  • Lucy O'Brien , IGN , Editor
  • Michelle Osborne , SAE Institute , Lecturer at SAE Institute & Lead Developer
  • Rebcca Patterson , Sony Computer Ent. , Senior Communications Manager
  • Beatriz Perez , GameSpot , APAC Sales Director
  • Émilie Poissenot , Firemonkeys , Lead Game Designer
  • Amy Potter , Leaping Tiger , Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer
  • Sally Provan , Bluemouth Interactive , Co-Founder/Director 
  • Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie , FTI Director, Games and Interactive and Founder at Games We Play
  • Clara Reeves , Film Victoria , Manager - Games, Digital Content and Animation
  • Anais Riley , Spunge Games , Marketing Co-ordinator
  • Giselle Rosman , GGJ/Hipster Whale , Executive Producer/Business Administrator
  • Merinika Ryder , EB Games NZ , Assistant Buyer/ Events & Charity Organiser
  • Michelle Sandford , Microsoft Services at Microsoft and Tidal , WA Women's Chair, Australian Computer Society, Technology Industry Evangelist / Tech Girl Superhero
  • Jennifer Scheurle , AIE/Flat Earth Games , Game Design Tutor
  • Amanda Schofield , Firemonkeys , Producer
  • Epona Schweer , SAE Institute , Teacher and Advocate
  • Kirsty Sculler , Nintendo Australia , Media Represtative
  • Bianca Silingardi , Ubisoft , Sales Director
  • Emma Siu , Firemonkeys , Community Engagement Manager 
  • Anitta Smith , Epiphany Games , Lead Artist
  • Sarah Smith , Smithsoft , Software Engineer, Consultant & Principal
  • Clare Spoelstra , Firemonkeys , UI/UX Lead
  • Nicole Stark , Disparity Games , Co-Founder and Director
  • Bronwyn Stuckey , ASU Center for Games and Impac , educational technologist and community of practice coach, developer and researcher
  • Helen Stuckey , Flinders University , Research PHD Candidate
  • Megan Summers , Screwtape Studios , Co-founder
  • Karah Sutton , Pik Pok , Communications Director
  • Minh Tran , Hungry Sky , Director
  • Annie Tyson , GDAA , Operations Manager
  • Karen Van Arcken , Ubisoft , Business Development Director
  • Leena van Deventer , Widget , Co Director
  • Jodie Van Hibb , Electronic Arts , ANZ Product Manager
  • Cheryl Vance , Prideful Sloth , Co-Founder and Director
  • Kamina Vincent , Independent , Developer, Event Manager and Volunteer Coordinator
  • Bec Waddy , Bethesda , PR Manager
  • Jessica Watson , Hungry Sky/ Perth Games Fesitval , Festival Coordinator, Perth Games Festival
  • Karen Wellington , CoderDojoWA , Co-coordinator
  • Colleen Yuen , Electronic Arts , Business Manager, Australia and New Zealand

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