Kate James, chief communications officer, serves as the senior communications advisor for the foundation and is a member of the Management Committee. Kate oversees internal and external communications for the foundation, partnering with the advocacy and policy teams in Global Development, Global Health and United States programs to complement and advance the foundation’s strategies and efforts.
Prior to joining the foundation, Kate worked in the financial services industry, where she most recently served as Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Communications for Citibank. She has held senior leadership roles at Standard Chartered Bank and GlaxoSmithKline in the areas of communications, international government relations, strategy and sustainability. Kate is also an active leader in the non-profit community, serving as a board member for Vital Voices Global Partnership and as a trustee of Trade plus Aid.