GGJ appoints Kate Edwards as the new Executive Director

Exciting news for GGJ today as we announce the appointment of games industry veteran Kate Edwards as the new Executive Director for the organisation!

Kate will oversee the administration, programs, and the overall strategic direction of the Global Game Jam, as well as fundraising and community outreach.

Kate is an outspoken, award-winning advocate, who served as Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) for 5 years, and is currently the CEO and principal consultant of Geogrify, a consultancy for content culturalization, work that she has done in the game industry for 26+ years. She also sits on the board for Take This, a nonprofit that supports mental health issues for gamers and game creators.

Kate says “I’m honored to join this truly great organization and look forward to helping Global Game Jam continue its goals of promoting creativity and collaboration throughout the world. It’s exciting to be part of such an inclusive and wide reaching movement that aligns video game creation with cross-cultural unity,”.

We are thrilled to have Kate working with us, and excited to see how she helps to shape GGJ's future!