Date: 08.06.2012

Posted by: Kirsty

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We R Interactive has appointed Paul Bone to the newly created role of Financial Director as part of its drive to become a global games publisher.

Reporting to We R Interactive’s CEO David Rose, Bone’s brief is to enhance and further commercialise the company’s in-house finance function.  This will see him responsible for all financial planning, control and reporting, as well as driving the global payment and pricing strategy for We R Interactives’ games portfolio.

Bone brings 13 years finance and games industry experience to We R Interactive. He joins from global games publisher NCsoft where he was a founding member of the European team. During his six year tenure as Finance Director he established the finance department and was part of the leadership team responsible for growing NCsoft to profitability with a turnover of £35million.

Prior to NCsoft Bone spent four years as Assistant Manager in the Business Support Services division of leading audit and accountancy firm Arran Berlyn Gardner. This saw him in charge of a team providing outsourced accounting, business consultancy and training to clients; as well as growing the department through client acquisition.

 Bone’s finance career began at auditing and accounting firm McBrides where he spent three years, joining as an Audit Junior and later becoming an Audit Senior.

David Rose CEO, We R Interactive commented on Bones’ appointment, “Paul brings a fantastic blend of heavyweight finance experience and knowledge of the global games industry to We R Interactive. His experience in setting up and developing financial functions in fast growth companies will be vital in our mission to build We R Interactive into a leading global games publisher.”

Commenting on joining We R Interactive Bone said, “Social gaming is a booming industry and in just over 18 months We R Interactive has established itself as an exciting, innovative company in this space with a growing portfolio of unique sport and music games.  With the company now poised for further rapid growth I’ll be establishing financial policies that support expansion without stifling creativity and the pace of change.”

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