Local boy makes good.
By Tim Colwill on September 18, 2013 at 12:33 pm
Six months after the high-profile departure of EA’s John Riccitiello over failing to meet financial targets, EA have announced his successor: Australian Andrew Wilson, former head of the EA Sports label.
In a message posted on EA’s official news site, Wilson said that he was “deeply honored and humbled to become EA’s CEO”.
“In the short term, our mission is crystal clear: We are 100 percent focused on delivering our FY14 business plan,” says Wilson. “We have made strong progress in the first half of the fiscal year, establishing financial discipline and continuing to create a slate of fantastic games for current and next-generation consoles, mobile and PC.”
“But now we’ve got to finish the job – execute in Q3 and Q4 and deliver on the promises we made to our fans and our shareholders.”
Wilson is perhaps best known recently for his appearance in this video, where he says the word “sports” a lot.