DigiBC announced today that it has appointed Howard Donaldson as its new President. Donaldson is a seasoned digital media executive with over 15 years' experience leading high profile companies. Donaldson will replace current president Michael Bidu and begin leading the organization later this month.
Most recently, Donaldson served as Vice President, Studio Operations for Disney Interactive Studios, the interactive business unit of The Walt Disney Company. In this position, he was instrumental in helping to set up several new interactive studios around the world and implementing global best practices. Donaldson also co-founded Propaganda Games and helped establish a Disney presence in the province by selling this BC-based studio to the Walt Disney Company.
Prior to this, Donaldson served as the Chief Financial Officer of EA Canada. As an active member of the executive team, he was responsible for directing strategic and business planning that led to EA Canada's double-digit annual growth to almost $1 billion in revenue and employment of thousands of high paying jobs for graduates of our local universities.
Donaldson has been an active leader in the digital media community, serving on the Board of DigiBC and New Media BC for more than three years.