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Toy People - CEOs, MDs & Buyers

Here you can find the names of the Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors of many of the world's biggest toy companies. Think we've missed someone out? Want to add your own boss to the list? Let us know.

Alpha UK - Andrew Dickson (Managing Director)
- Ian Harkin (Managing Director) and Lucie Follett (Creative Director)
- Thierry Bourret (Managing Director)
Bandai UK
- Mr Shu Takahara (Managing Director)
Berg Toys - Leopold van Os (Managing Director)
Bigjigs Toys - Peter Ireland (Managing Director)
Bladez Toyz - Iain Morgan (Managing Director)
Brainstorm - Nick Saunders (Managing Director)
Cartamundi - Chris Van Doorslaer (CEO)
Casdon - Philip Cassidy and Peter Cassidy (Managing Directors)
Character Options - Joseph John Patrick Kissane and Jon Diver (Managing Directors)
Chicco - Mitch Levene (Managing Director)
Coiledspring Games - Roger Martin (Managing Director)
Corgi - Michael Cookson (CEO)
Corgi Europe - Denis Horton (Managing Director)
Destination Board Games - Rachel Lowe MBE (Managing Director)
DKL Marketing - Kai Hawaleschka (Managing Director)
Drumond Park - Jan Slecht (Managing Director)
EPOCH making toys - Graham Brennan (Managing Director)
Esdevium Games - Steve Buckmaster (Managing Director)
Famosa - Marie-Eve Rougeot (CEO)
Fiesta Crafts - Andrew Bacon (Managing Director)
Flair - Simon Hedge (Managing Director)
Gibsons Games - Nick Wright (Managing Director)
Golden Bear Toys - John Hales (Managing Director)
Great Gizmos - Judith Dayus (Managing Director)
Green Board Games - Gary Wyatt (Founder) and Keith Grafham (MD)
Haba - Harald Grosch & Klaus Habermaa▀ (Managing Directors)
Halilit UK - Judith Stark (Managing Director)
Hasbro - Brian Goldner (CEO)
Hippychick - Julia Minchin (Managing Director)
Hornby - Steve Cooke (CEO)
HTI - Paul Bennett (CEO)
HTI UK - Mark Walls (Managing Director)
Hy-Pro - Atul Shah (CEO) and Simon Pickavance (Director)
IMC Toys - Fredrik Wolff (MD)
Innovation First - Tony Norman (CEO) Ian Laugher (UK MD)
Interplay UK - Ross Ainsworth (Managing Director)
Jakks Pacific - Stephen Berman (CEO)
Jazwares - Judd Zebersky (CEO) and Jonny Taylor (UK MD)
John Adams - Simon Pilkington (Managing Director)
John Crane - Jonathan Thorpe (Managing Director)
Jumbo Games - Stewart Middleton (Managing Director)
KD UK - David Martin (Director and General Manager)
Keel Toys - Richard Keel (Managing Director)
Kids@Play - Malcolm Evans (MD) and Chris Noad (Sales Director)
Lanka Kade - Diane Soysa (Managing Director)
Leapfrog - Chris Gnapp (Managing Director)
LEGO - Fiona Wright (Vice President & General Manager of LEGO UK & Ireland)
Le Toy Van - Georges Le Van (Managing Director)
MakieLab - Alice Taylor (Founder)
Maps Toys - Will Sharman (Sales Director)
Manhattan Toy - Mike Klein (CEO), Erica Roberts (European CEO)
Marvin's Magic - Marvin Berglas (Founder)
Mattel UK - Dominic Geddes (Country Manager & VP of UK Ireland & Nordics)
Meccano - Richard Macey (Managing Director)
Mega Brands - Marc Bertrand (CEO)
Melissa & Doug - Melissa Bernstein and Doug Bernstein (CEOs)
Merrythought Bears - Sarah and Hannah Holmes (Joint Managing Directors)
- Matthew Brown (Managing Director)
MV Sports
- Stephen Grant (Managing Director)
Orchard Toys - Simon Newbery (Managing Director)
oskar&ellen - Petra Jingl÷v (Managing Director)
Paladone Products - Graeme Carr (Managing Director)
Papo - Philip Morris (UK Country Manager)
Paul Lamond Games - Richard Pain (Managing Director)
Pelham Puppets - David Leech (Managing Director)
Playmobil UK - Uffe Kloster (Commercial Director)
Plan Toys - Wichai Taytiwat (Managing Director)
Ravensburger - Tim Hall (Managing Director)
Rainbow Designs - Anthony Temple (Managing Director)
Re:creation - Michael Lehrter (Managing Director)
Revell - Hans Ulrich Remfert (Managing Director)
Robbie Toys - Bob Newbery (Managing Director)
Russ Berrie - Andrew Gatto (CEO)
Schleich - Paul Kraut (Managing Director)
Sigikid - Axel Gottstein (CEO)
Silverlit Toys - Kevin Choi (Managing Director)
Spin Master - Ronnen Harary & Anton Rabie (Managing Directors)
Steiff - Martin Frechen (Managing Director)
Tobar - Toby Templer (Managing Director)
Tolo Toys - Stephen Reardon (Managing Director)
Tomy Europe - Gary Hunter (European President)
TP Toys - Chris Martyn-Smith (Managing Director)
Trends UK - Lee Clowes (Managing Director)
Underground Toys - Andrew Oddie (Managing Director)
University Games (USA: Robert Moog, UK: Adrian Whyles)
Vivid Imaginations - Paul Weston (Managing Director)
Wicked Vision - David Strang (Managing Director)
Winning Moves UK - David Ripley (CEO)
Worlds Apart - Neil Shinner (Managing Director)
Wow! Stuff - Peter North (Managing Director)
Zapf Creation - Stephan Brune (CEO)

Here are some of the main contacts from organisations and publications that work within the toy industry.

BTHA (Roland Earl, Natasha Crookes, Tracey Butcher, Mark Brabazon, Majen Immink)
BTHA Council (Clive Jones, Christine Nicholls, Drew Brazer, Geoffrey Walker)
Toy Fair (Simon Pilling, Christine Baxter, Matthew Jones)
Toys 'n' Playthings (Mirella Cestaro, Malcom Naish)
ToyNews (Samantha Loveday)
ToyWorld Magazine (John Baulch, Heather Day)
British Toymakers Guild (Helen Francis)