Kate James

United States of America




Vipavee Kunavichayanont


Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Pearson

Kate James led the Gates Foundation’s global communications efforts to raise awareness and build engagement around global poverty, health, and U.S. education issues.

Kate oversaw all communicationsand brand functions, including public engagement on key issues of the Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, Kate held senior leadership roles at Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, and GlaxoSmithKline in the areas of communications, international government relations, strategy, and sustainability. Kate is also a board member for Vital Voices Global Partnership. 

Watch Alyse Nelson's interview with Kate James at the Global Ambassadors Program public forum in Singapore, May 9, 2013.