Jordan Vincent, one of the original founders since it was spun out from Deakin University in 2019 and Executive Manager and Head of Sales and Strategy will take on the role.
Ms Vincent will replace Kris Maric, who is taking the opportunity to pursue a number of new projects.
Fika Chair, Ken Mahon, said she was the ideal candidate as someone who had a long history with the company and knew its business model intimately.
“Jordan has been working as part of the management team and instrumental in helping take Fika from a start up inside a university to now working alongside global brands including Teletubbies and Mattel,” he said.
“Her ongoing contribution to Fika has been exceptional and the Board considered her appointment a natural progression for the company and for her career.
“We look forward to working with Jordan and recognise Kris’ outstanding contribution to Fika and wish her well in her new ventures.”
Ms Vincent led the team in the creation of the Alchemy Pipeline at the Deakin Motion.Lab from 2015, the technology solution that formed the basis of Fika’s service offering.
She has helped produced animation projects with eOne/Hasbro, Mattel and Wildbrain including the newly released 3D Teletubbies Let’s Go! Series and a range of non-entertainment clients with partners such as the Victorian Department of Health, Education NSW, and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre among others.
Ms Vincent said she was looking forward to using the experience and networks she had developed at Fika as its new CEO.
“From start-up to where it is today, the Fika journey has been incredible and I’m very proud to now apply my knowledge and insights to its next chapter,” she said.
“Along the way the team have developed virtual production and real time animation that is now recognised and used by some of the largest entertainment companies in the world, and we are in a strong position to continue along this path.”