Meet The Leadership Team

Douglas Hare

CEO & Co-Founder

Douglas co-founded Outplay with his brother Richard in 2010. Working at the heart of the business, he collaborates with teams to drive forward the business strategy, focusing on building Outplay as a global entity with a reputation for producing first class games to be enjoyed by all.

Richard Hare

President and Co-Founder

Providing guidance and support to all of Outplay’s teams, Richard looks for creative angles and experiences to take our games to unexplored heights. He is a seasoned entrepreneur, with knowledge that has proven key to the development and success of Outplay and its award winning titles.

Gill Gray


Since joining Outplay as CFO in 2011, Gill has been highly influential in building a commercially successful free-to-play mobile business. She focuses on driving growth with marketing and insights teams alongside prioritising commercial planning, corporate development and efficient user acquisition.

Lucian Cotreanti

Head of Growth Marketing

Leading the high-performance team responsible for brand strategy, campaign development and live service marketing, Lucian fosters a culture of collaboration, alongside driving a strategic, ambitious, and visionary approach to help Outplay achieve its aggressive growth goals.

Emma Turner

Head of HR

With over 18 years’ experience in the UK games industry, Emma leads in all areas of talent management at Outplay. Her role has seen the assembly of a large and diverse team featuring the industry’s top talent, alongside the creation and evolution of Outplay’s value-led and inclusive culture.

Phil Wilson

VP Operations

Heading up production at Outplay since 2018, Phil supervises all areas of game development with heavy involvement in the day-to-day operations of the business. Proud of Outplay’s culture & values, he leads on the coordination of cross-company initiatives, ensuring alignment with central objectives.

Mark McMichael

Executive Producer

With more than 15 years’ experience in game design, Mark leads the Facebook Instant Games, Mystery Match Village and Classic game teams, working closely with each to deliver exciting roadmaps of new game releases, feature updates and live op events.

Marco Canala

Engineering Manager

With more than 10 years of experience in the game industry, Marco leads the engineering department in Outplay. Working with the senior and lead members of the team, his mission is to establish Outplays overall technical strategy, vision, and long-term goals for our highly skilled engineering department.

Graham Galvin

Art Manager

With a background in traditional animation and games development, Graham leads the art team by providing guidance and development advice. He pushes the boundaries of visual quality for our players through regular art contributions to our portfolio of games.

Karen Thomson

Non-Executive Chair

Karen joined as Non-Executive Chair of Outplay in 2011. She also currently serves on the board of Stagecoach plc and previously served on the board of UBM plc. She is a member of Dundee University Lay Court and is Convener of their Remuneration Committee.

Eddie Anderson

Non-Executive Investor Director – Pentech

Eddie is the founding partner of Pentech, a VC fund investing in early-stage software companies. Prior to founding Pentech, Eddie was the co-founder and CEO of Objective Software Technology, a software tools developers, taking the company from start-up to a successful exit to Wind River Systems.

David Mott

Non-Executive Investor Director – Oxford Capital

David co-founded Oxford Capital in 1999. Since then, the firm has invested in over 100 companies across a range of technology sectors. For four years, David served as Chair of the BVCA Venture Capital Committee and he is currently a member of the Young Presidents Organization.

Stefan Lampinen

Non-Executive Director

Founder of Game Advisor Ltd, Stefan is considered by many to be a founding father of Sweden’s gaming industry. He has held leading positions at EA, Nokia, Microsoft and Warner Bros and was co-founder of the Swedish Trade Association for games & chairman of the Swedish Video Association 2013-2015.

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