Moose Toys taps industry veteran James Knight for GM of design

Moose Toys has tapped industry veteran, James Knight for the role of general manager of design for its boys, youth electronics, licensed and pre-school categories.

The former LEGO, Spin Master, Mattel and Hasbro man has held senior positions with some of the industry’s biggest players over the past 20 years, having worked across brands such as Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Tech Deck and Bakugan.

His most recent role was leading development at Hasbro on DreamWorks Trolls 2, in addition to a portfolio of fan-favourite Disney brands including Disney Princess, Frozen 2 and Descendants.

“At Moose, it’s all about getting the right people on the bus. We always aim to employ individuals who are at the top of their professions and who can bring innovative ideas and ways of doing things to our business,” said Kate Zahra, GM of people and culture at Moose Toys.

“We are so excited for James to join our rapidly growing Australian workforce. We know that he will bring a wealth of experience from many years in the toy industry and we are looking forward to sharing in his success at Moose.”

Knight added: “After 17 amazing years in California I am excited to join Moose and start an exciting new adventure living and working in Melbourne, Australia.

“I am looking forward to getting my hands dirty with the fantastic team and working with them to create more of the award-winning products that Moose is so famous for.”

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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