Catalyst was formed in March 2008 to utilise the varying skill-sets and extensive knowledge of its management, a team with over 104 years collective industry experience.

IVAN DAVIES, Production & Development Director

Ivan Davies

Ivan is a veteran of the games industry with 24 years experience and 81 games produced and developed to date. Ivan started work at Special FX as an 8-bit artist and then moved on to working as a Producer at Ocean Software in Manchester in March 1992. In October 2001, he became the Head of Production for Infogrames and in February 2003 became Studio Head for Warthog.

In November 2004, Ivan returned to working in his home town of Liverpool, becoming a Senior Producer in Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s External Development Department. It was whilst at Sony in 2007 that Ivan won a BAFTA for the ‘Best Children’s Video Game’.

Ivan has an MA in Digital Games and his primary role at Catalyst is business development and to oversee the management of all production and development requirements of Catalyst’s clients and development partners.

Ivan's LinkedIn profile | Ivan's Moby Games profile

GARETH BETTS, Senior Producer

Gareth Betts

Gareth has been working in the video game industry for over 23 years and has over 150 titles to his name. Gareth started his career in 1990 at Ocean Software, working in the QA department and then in 1992 joining the external production team where he worked on a wide range of titles.

In 1996 Gareth was given the responsibility of managing the motor racing franchises, where he worked on Total Driving, Le Mans 24 Heures, Max Power Racing before producing Driver 2, Driver 3 and Stuntman with Reflections Interactive.

In 2005 he joined Sony Computer Entertainment as a Senior Producer where his first role was to produce Formula One Championship Edition, a launch title for the PS3. He then worked alongside Tony Buckley on WipEout HD and WipEout Fury.

In March 2010 Gareth joined Catalyst Outsourcing as a Senior Producer where he works closely with developers and outsource partners to deliver quality managed assets for a range of projects spanning a range of platforms and budgets.

Gareth's LinkedIn profile | Gareth's Moby Games profile