Kwalee hires new vice president of HR

Kwalee vice president HRMobile, PC and console games developer and publisher Kwalee has appointed Adrian Garton as its new vice president of HR.

In his new role, Garton will build a robust learning and development function that empowers Kwalee staff to grow in their careers and innovate further. He will streamline the hiring processes to attract the best talent in the games industry and expand the employer’s reach into universities, internships and apprenticeships.

With experience in equality, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, talent acquisition and organisational development, and more than 25 years in HR, Garton has worked in European, Indian and American-owned businesses, often as part of both regional and global teams. His journey began in the IT sector, where he was responsible for IT operations and infrastructure technology.

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Garton said: “As a lifelong technology enthusiast and avid gamer, I am thrilled to be part of the Kwalee family. The opportunity to combine my passion for technology with my expertise in people services is truly exciting. I look forward to collaborating with the talented teams at Kwalee, fostering an inclusive and innovative work culture, and supporting the business’ mission to create the most fun games for the world’s players.”

David Darling, founder and chief executive officer of Kwalee, added: “We are delighted to welcome Adrian to Kwalee as our new vice president of HR. His extensive experience in people services, coupled with his tech background, brings a unique blend of skills that will benefit our team and contribute to our continued growth. Adrian’s passion for gaming and understanding of technology will help us continue to build an exceptional work environment where our teams can thrive.”