General sales manager has a variety of experience gained from outside the toy industry.

WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2015: Maxine Rushton, MGA

Rushton joined MGA Entertainment as general sales manager in June 2014. She previously worked at Fogarty Filled Products, where she focused on the consumer goods and grocer channels.

Before moving into the toy sector, Rushton held roles at companies including Chitech Industries, Raleigh UK, 20th Century Fox, Budweiser and Coca Cola.

She will also be taking part in the Big Thames Challenge for the Toy Trust.

The ToyNews Women of the Year 2015 networking and awards event will take place on Thursday, July 16th at Home House, London. Winners for Rising Star, Innovator, Marketeer (sponsored by Norton & Co) and Woman of the Year will be chosen from the top 100. Simply email to vote.

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