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DigiBC announces 2023-24 Board of Directors

DigiBC announces 2023-24 Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BC, November 28, 2023 - DigiBC, the Creative Technology Association of British Columbia held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually on November 27 and is pleased to announce the 2023-24 Board of Directors. Re-elected members to the board include Sarah Nathanson (COO & GC, Atomic Cartoons / Thunderbird), Jeanne-Marie Owens (Advisor, Phoenix Labs), Tim Teh (Founder & CEO, Kano), Sam Fisher (CEO, Hyper Hippo), and Lilli Wong (Senior Creative Director, Unity). Having served 12 years as director and former executive director for DigiBC, James Hursthouse (Head of Business Development, LlamaZOO Interactive), has stepped down.

"The DigiBC Board is grateful to James for the valuable contributions he made to the association’s development during his tenure. We are also delighted to have our re-elected and returning board members continue guiding DigiBC’s mission to support the success of the creative technology industry in our province,” says Board Chair Sarah Nathanson.

DigiBC’s board membership reflects the broad spectrum of the creative technology industry in BC, with representatives from the animation, VFX, video game and immersive sectors. Board members are based in the Okanagan, Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island, and the gender balance of the board now sits at 54% male and 46% female.

The 2023-24 DigiBC Board of Directors (*re-elected / **returning):

*Sarah Nathanson, COO & GC, Atomic Cartoons / Thunderbird // Board Chair

*Jeanne-Marie Owens, Advisor, Phoenix Labs // Vice-Chair

**Lance Davis, Director, Boule Management // Treasurer

**Karam Bayrakal, Partner, Fasken LLP // Secretary

**Alex Grimbley, Franchise Strategy Director & Executive Producer, The Coalition (Microsoft)

**Jon Lutz, COO & CFO, House of How Games

**Kay Wong-Alafriz, CFO, Kabam

*Lilli Wong, Senior Creative Director, Unity Technologies

**Natali Altshuler, Senior Vice President, Head of Operations, EA SPORTS & RACING

*Sam Fisher, CEO, Hyper Hippo Entertainment

**Sharon Taylor, CEO, Animal Logic

**Shyang Kong, Co-founder, SkyBox Labs

*Tim Teh, Founder & CEO, Kano

Full bios on each of the board members can be found here.


About DigiBC
DigiBC is a not-for-profit association committed to accelerating the growth of British Columbia’s creative technology industry to the benefit of current and future generations. From homegrown start-ups to globally recognized brands, its membership consists of companies across the video games/interactive, animation, visual effects, VR/AR/XR and virtual production sectors, along with technology enablers and service providers. DigiBC’s work is focused on the four pillars of Jobs, Talent, Diversity and Community, bringing value to its members through government relations, education programming for future talent, community events and professional development training.

 November 28, 2023