Moose Toys appointed 20-year toy industry veteran James Knight to the role of general manager — design (boys, youth electronics, licensed and preschool). Most recently, Knight served as vice president of development at Hasbro, overseeing the DreamWorks Trolls collection, in addition to working on a portfolio of popular Disney brands including Disney Princess, Descendants, and the forthcoming Frozen 2 collection.

“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,” says Kate Zahra, GM of people & 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!”

James previously held positions at Spin Master, the LEGO Group, and Mattel, working on brands such as Bakugan, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, and Tech Deck.

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