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Nintendo today announced the appointment of David Yarnton as General Manager Nintendo UK. David joins Nintendo UK from Nintendo Australia where he was Director of Sales & Marketing for Nintendo in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
David has been with Nintendo Australia for over 8 years, he first joined in March 1995 as National Sales Manager and was promoted to Sales and Marketing Manager for the launch of Nintendo 64. In January 2002 he was promoted to Director of Sales & Marketing and was responsible for launching GameCube and Game Boy Advance SP into the Australian market.
David Gosen, Managing Director, Nintendo of Europe GmbH, stated:
We¹re delighted that David is joining the UK team, he brings with him a wealth of experience across sales, marketing and business management. 2004 will be a pivotal year for Nintendo and David will be instrumental in driving the UK market from strength to strength.²
David Yarnton was born in England and moved to Australia in 1961. He studied at the South Australian Institute of Technology and has a Bachelor of Business in Marketing. Yarnton has a keen interest in sport having represented South Australia in both Hockey and Rugby Union. As a gamer David loves Strategy games, First Person Shooters and Racing Games especially Mario Kart. His favourite game of all time is Golden Eye closely followed by Arcade Classics that were released on Game Boy Colour (Galaga & Galaxian).