David Yarnton

Chairman to Esports sub-group of Ukie and Director of Gfinity

David Yarnton has been involved in the Video Games industry for over 30 years and is currently a Director of Gfinity Ltd the only listed eSports company in the United Kingdom and the first company in the world to launch a dedicated eSports arena in London which is the venue for tournaments featuring the top teams in the world competing in all of the best eSports games.

Gfinity have recently opened in Australia and have run Esports tournaments in China, France, USA and Mexico.

In addition to Gfinity David is involved in the sports industry with a couple of digital start-ups and prior to that was a senior executive with Nintendo for 17 years, most recently in charge of their business in the UK & Ireland having moved there with the company from Australia in 2003. He has been on a number of industry boards and is currently Chairman of the eSports sub-group of UKIE (UK Interactive Entertainment, the only trade body for the UK’s games and wider interactive entertainment industry) as well as being Founder and Chairman of the British Inspiration Awards an organisation that helps recognise and celebrate British creative achievements. David has spoken on technology and sport at numerous events ranging from the London Business School: Sports Conference on How Technology is transforming Sports businesses – on & off the playing field. London Business School MBA Program: Introduction to Video Games and eSports Berlin eSports Conference: on Technology, Media & Sports! UK Film & Television School MBA Program: Introduction to eSports.


  • Rugby Expo Twickenham: Revenue in the Digital Dimension.
  • Future Games Summit: TV, OTT & eSports, “Disruptive Trends in Traditional Media”
  • British Screen Advisory Council: Evolution or Extinction Viewers changing screen habits.
  • Future Games Summit London, 2017 Chairman eSports Workshop
  • Global Esports Executive Summit 2017, Busan, Korea, Esports contribution to the public sector”
  • UK Sports Analytics Conference KPMG London, 2017 Moderator Esports
  • PG Connects London 2018, Esports Power Panel