|Born||c. 1979 (age 42–43)|
|Occupation||Studio director of Media Molecule|
Siobhan Reddy is the studio director of Media Molecule, a video game development studio based in Guildford in the United Kingdom, most famous for their debut title LittleBigPlanet.
There were not many gaming influences on Reddy during her childhood. Reddy did have access to videogames and often played with her brother and sister, it was the thing they did together to bond. However, she was more interested in dress-up, reading, and theatre. Videogames were not really a main focus on her life. As time went on, Reddy collected many hobbies but film and music were more of a passion for her in her teenage years. No matter the format, Reddy loved playing creatively with other people. She often regards her passion for film making in high school to have led her into a career in games.
Reddy was born in South Africa, but grew up in Australia. She attended primary and secondary school in Macarthur Anglican School in New South Wales, in Australia. She moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 18 to start work as a production assistant at Perfect Entertainment. In 1999 she started to work at Criterion Games, and then left in 2006 to join the newly formed Media Molecule along with Mark Healey, Alex Evans, David Smith and Kareem Ettouney. At Media Molecule, Reddy took up the role of executive producer, but in September 2009 she was named studio director.
She is persistent in her desires to see more women working in games, and for games to address the needs of their female audiences more.
In 2009 she won the Production Award at the first ever Microsoft Women in Gaming Awards, and at the same awards in 2014 she won the Innovator Award.
In 2013 she was named one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by BBC's Woman's Hour, and Australian Woman of the Year by Qantas
In 2014 she was named in Fortune's 10 Powerful Women in Gaming and shortlisted in The Hospital Club's hclub100 awards, celebrating the 100 most influential and innovative people working across Britain's creative industries.
Reddy was given the BAFTA Fellowship award in 2021 for "her pioneering work on advocacy for diversity, inclusion and creative and collaborative working culture".