Since 2010, she has been working for General Electric, where she began her time as Global Director of Employee Communications, before moving to GE Oil & Gas in London as the Chief Communications Officer in 2013.
IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper welcomed Mrs Edwards. “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.”
“I'm excited to fuse my professional and personal interests in this role," said Mrs 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."A keen sportswoman and competitive rower, Mrs Edwards will be relocating from London with her husband and two children.