Game Group gets new CEO

Now that it’s found a buyer and is out of administration, Game Group has announced a new CEO following the former, Ian Shepherd’s resignation.

Martyn Gibbs is the new boss, MCV reports. He had previously been managing director of Gamestation, the other half of the Game Group, before leaving in mid-2011 to handle games at other high street retailers like WHSmiths and HMV.

“I am delighted to be leading GAME back to success. Our immediate priority is to help the GAME and Gamestation teams, so they can give our customers a great Easter in our stores and websites,” said Gibbs of his appointment.

He now faces some huge challenges, like securing stock from suppliers once again after several of early 2012’s biggest titles failed to come to GAME and Gamestation stores. This will also have to be done with a reduced number of stores (333 to be precise) and a loss of over 2,000 staff.

They’re back in the GAME, then.