MacLean will take a one-year position on the IGDA board to assist with the transition while Lucien Parsons steps in as interim Executive Director.
Giving game developers access to the broader data that they need to make sound business decisions could be the positive shake-up that the industry needs.
The non-profit organization will improve its member benefits, too.
Game Workers Unite UK has become a legal trade union within Britain. The union's formation speaks to a growing call for change among game industry workers.
IGDA executive director Jen MacLean compares the loot box monetization issue, which has sparked an FTC investigation, to prior industry challenges like game ratings.