Siobhan Reddy
Siobhan Reddy
Bornc. 1979 (age 42–43)
OccupationStudio 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.

Early life

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.[1]


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.[2] 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.[3][4] At Media Molecule, Reddy took up the role of executive producer, but in September 2009 she was named studio director.[5]

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.[6][7]


In 2009 she won the Production Award at the first ever Microsoft Women in Gaming Awards,[8] and at the same awards in 2014 she won the Innovator Award.[9][10]

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[11][12]

In 2014 she was named in Fortune's 10 Powerful Women in Gaming[13] and shortlisted in The Hospital Club's hclub100 awards, celebrating the 100 most influential and innovative people working across Britain's creative industries.[14]

Reddy was given the BAFTA Fellowship award in 2021 for "her pioneering work on advocacy for diversity, inclusion and creative and collaborative working culture".[15]


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  4. ^ "The Power List 2013". BBC - Woman's Hour. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
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  6. ^ "The Invisible Woman". Kotaku. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Game changers: the women who make video games". The Guardian. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Microsoft Recognizes Game Industry Women". Edge. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Anita Sarkeesian, more up for nominations at Women in Gaming Awards". Gamasutra. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  10. ^ "The Women of Microsoft's Women In Gaming Awards". The Daily Geekette. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Video game developer Siobhan Reddy to be named Australian Woman of the Year". The Daily Telegraph (Australia). 14 March 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Qantas Australian Woman of the Year in the UK Award 2014". Quantas. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  13. ^ "10 powerful women in video games". Fortune. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Voting". The Hospital Club. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  15. ^ Phillips, Tom (22 March 2021). "This year's BAFTA Fellowship goes to..." Eurogamer. Retrieved 22 March 2021.