Creature Labs earns new CFO


24-01-2001

UK games developer Creature Labs, best known for their innovative Creatures range of PC games, has announced the appointment of Ian Konrath as their new Chief Financial Officer, further strengthening their executive management team.

Ian, a Chartered Accountant, joins Creature Labs from Synigence Plc (formerly Healix Group Plc), a Health Information and Communication Software Company, where he was Finance Director. During his time a Synigence Plc Ian was heavily involved in a successful Ofex flotation and various fund raising activities. Prior to that he spent 5 years with Marlow and Company as Group Financial Accountant.



'Ian has the right background - first-hand experience of guiding a company through an IPO, successfully negotiating venture capital and credit lines, and actively working with analysts and the financial community,' said Chris McKee, Creature Labs' CEO. 'His proven track record in strategic planning and financial management make him ideally suited to support our growth and corporate development.'



A keen sportsman, Ian spends his spare time on the hockey pitch as a forward to the Bury St Edmunds Premier B league team.



About Creature Labs

Creature Labs is the developer of the popular Creatures range of computer games, artificial life software titles that have sold more than one million copies world-wide, and are currently expanding their range to include a variety of genres and platforms. A pioneer in the field of artifical life technology and software development, Creature Labs is headquartered in Cambridge, England and has assembled a team of world-leading experts dedicated to the production of intelligent, and believable artifical life characters for entertainment.



Currently the studio is working on a number of titles, including Docking Station, an online Creatures experience; and the Amazing Virtual Sea-Monkeys, an artificial life title based on the cult-kitsch Sea-Monkey license. Also in development is Beasts, a 3D real time action/strategy game based on the Himalayan Yeti as well as a range of online arcade titles on multiple platforms.

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