Kate James

Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer, Pearson PLC
Ms. Kate James has been Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer at Pearson PLC since January 2014.
 
Ms. James served as Chief Communications Officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She served as the Senior Communications Advisor for Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. She oversaw 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, she worked in the financial services industry, where she served as Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Communications for Citibank. 
 
She has held senior leadership roles at Standard Charter Bank and GlaxoSmithKline in the areas of communications, international government relations, and corporate sustainability.
 
She is also an active leader in the non-profit community. She serves as a Board Member for Vital Voices Global Partnership and as a trustee of Trade plus Aid.
 
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