Meet the Team

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 2024 Executive Board Elections were announced  at the 2023 Annual General Meeting and welcomed 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)


Returning board members for 2024 included:

Lance Burgess (CFO, PikPok)

Shaun Gear (Integration Advisor, Ministry of Education)

Dave Oshry (CEO, New Blood Interactive)


Any enquiries can be directed to the board by emailing