Director of Business Affairs
Laurie is a qualified solicitor with many years’ experience in the music, video and video games industries. He was appointed Secretary-General of the VSC when it was established in 1989. Prior to that he was Business Affairs Manager at EMI Records, Director of Business Affairs at MCA International, Managing Director at CIC Video and Commercial Director at Polygram.
In 1994 he was responsible for the establishment of the ELSPA games rating system which applied in the UK and which was administered by the VSC until it was superseded by the PEGI system in 2003. In 2001/2 he was part of the pan-European team responsible for the establishment and launch of PEGI. Since then he has been part of the PEGI administration team along with his colleagues at NICAM in Holland. From 2003 he served as Director General before taking his present position in January 2014.