Board Members

The NZ Game Developers Association is a not-for-profit organisation that is strategically led by a diverse group of game developers from around New Zealand.


The results of the 2024 Executive Board Elections were announced  at the 2023 Annual General Meeting.  Welcome to the following new board members:

Joshua Kamau (Community Manager, PikPok)

Elissa Snowball (Associate Producer, RocketWerkz)

Matt Monk (Marketing & Content Director, Legend Story Studios)

Gareth Keenan (Concept Artist, Digital Confectioners)

Dr Johnson Witehira (Indigenous Innovator & Co-founder of IDIA, Āpōpō and PAKU)


And returning board members for 2024 include:

Lance Burgess (CFO, PikPok)

Shaun Gear (Integration Advisor, Ministry of Education)

Dave Oshry (CEO, New Blood Interactive)


The members of the board were also pleased to designate their chair, vice chair, secretary, and treasurer. We are happy to congratulate the following members on their recent appointments:



SECRETARY: Elissa Snowball

TREASURER: Lance Burgess


More information on each of our board members will be available here shortly.

In the meantime, any enquiries can be directed to the board by emailing