IGDA Executive Director Quitting
Joshua Caulfield will step down as executive director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) this August.
Caulfield took his role at the IGDA, a non-profit membership organisation serving game developers, in July 2009. He hailed from outside of the games industry, replacing Jason Della Rocca who had held the position for almost nine years. Caulfield will be moving on to take the same job post at an association for architecture students.
As well as launching a search for Caulfield’s successor, the IGDA said it is continuing to reorganise its infrastructure to better serve its members. Earlier this it enacted a new committee system “to better focus on the primary needs of the organisation”.
Each committee is chaired by a board member and they include Membership, Policy/Advocacy, Events/Sponsorship/Partners, Technology, Marketing/Communications, Special Interest Groups and Chapters. Members-at-large and other directors also sit on these committees, “allowing a broader base of game developers an opportunity to drive organisation-wide efforts in these areas”.
“We wish Joshua the best in his future endeavours,” said chair of the board of directors, Gordon Bellamy. “It’s absolutely an amicable parting, and we appreciate all the hard work and dedication Joshua has poured into being our executive director over the last year.”
“We’re going to come through this a stronger, better organisation and we’re making our volunteers an integral part of the change. We’ll keep everyone informed as these roles are filled in the coming weeks and as the IGDA continues to evolve.”