UK developer and publisher Codemasters has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive, Nick Wheelwright. Wheelwright spent 11 years with company, nine of them as Managing Director, where he led the Codemasters' international growth programme, which also saw introduction of Codemasters’ power brands, including Colin McRae Rally, TOCA, Operation Flashpoint, LMA Manager and Brian Lara Cricket.
Wheelwright's reasons for leaving the successful British outfit are simply to spend more time with his family and pursue other business interests.
In the meantime, current Chairman David Darling has stepped up to fill Wheelwright's shoes, and offered a few words of his own: “I’d like to thank Nick for all the really great work he has done here and wish him and his family the very best,” said a humble Darling. “I handed over all department managers to Nick approximately nine years ago and, although I am sad to see him leave, I am also very excited about creating a new chapter in Codemasters' history - evangelising innovation, creativity and quality."