Nintendo UK have announced that David Yarnton will be leaving the company after a distinguished 20 years service.
David has worked in the Australian and UK offices and served the company for almost 20 years. He was the sales director in Australia before moving to the UK office in 2003.
Under his nine years, Nintendo UK have achieved greater heights each year while consistently capturing considerable market share each year with different models. The highest selling consoles are DS and Wii. Infact, UK has the highest penetration of Wii consoles worldwide in the recent past.
Nintendo said, “Nintendo of Europe announces with regret that David Yarnton has decided to pursue opportunities for a change of career outside Nintendo and therefore will shortly be leaving the company.”
Nintendo also extended their good wishes to the big man, “Nintendo wishes him every success in his choice of new career.” A replacement for David has not been announced yet but Satoru Shibata, the European president of Nintendo, will be overlooking the senior management at the UK office.
Mr.Shibata will be working alongside other management members till an apt replacement is found for David. This exit of a chief executive has not been a shock since quite a few senior executives from different divisions have left earlier for new opportunities.
UK communications chief Robert Saunders was the first to leave about a year ago to take a role with Apple. Rob Lowe, moved to a senior marketing position with BBC Worldwide just about three weeks ago. Dawn Paine, the marketing boss, left in March to join Universal.