Tony Foggett, CEO and founder of Code Computerlove, has been announced as the chair of Manchester Digital.
He takes over the role as chair of the trade body for North West digital from Shaun Fensom, who held the role for nine years. Fensom will remain as part of Manchester Digital, holding the roles of secretary and director in charge of the Big Chip Awards.
Foggett said: said: “I've seen Manchester Digital develop through many phases and I'm honoured to be given the opportunity to take the organisation through another step-change in its evolution.
"The digital community in the North West has always been incredibly strong and developments such as Media City are opening new opportunities for our members. The spotlight has been turned on the region and now is our chance to make this city and the North West famous for its digital excellence.
“Our delivery role will continue to ensure our members have everything they need to thrive, whether it be talent development, insight or simply profile and networking opportunities. But if we are to step up our output for members then we need to build on moving Manchester Digital away from a volunteer reliant organisation. I hope I can bring the commercial focus to help with the transition into a sustainable commercial entity."