David Yarnton started in the Australian Nintendo offices as a sales director and almost two decades later he’ll be exiting the company as it’s former general manager.
Under his hand Nintendo UK has seen impressive growth with strong numbers in both their handheld and console markets.
Yarnton is going to explore new career opportunities outside of the company but has not disclosed what those new opportunities will be.
Until a successor can be found Nintendo Europe president Satoru Shibata will take over the day to day operations.
The full statement from Nintendo on Yarnton’s departure:
“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. David has had a distinguished career of almost 20 years at Nintendo, first as Sales Director of Nintendo Australia and then, since 2003, as General Manager of Nintendo UK. Nintendo wishes him every success in his choice of new career. Mr Shibata, European President of Nintendo, will be working alongside the UK’s senior management team and will be actively involved in the running of the UK office until a replacement is announced.”