Rebecca Lowell Edwards has been appointed strategic communications director for the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Edwards joins the IOC from General Electric (GE), where she has served as the global director of employee communications and chief communications officer since 2010.
Prior to joining GE, Edwards worked for a variety of media and non-profit organisations, including at The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones News Service, and the Wallace Foundation.
“I'm excited to fuse my professional and personal interests in this role," said Edwards. "I'm a big believer in the potential for sport to promote peace and progress around the world. That’s especially true now, when there's a tremendous opportunity to raise the volume and impact of more uplifting conversations focused on human development globally."
IOC director general Christophe De Kepper added: “She will bring a wealth of experience in corporate and not-for-profit communications as well as a keen love of sport. The IOC will benefit from her strategic insight in communicating its mission, vision and values to the public.”