Jodi- Ann is set to make her debut for Collingwood in 2020.
The Jamaican-born defender joins the Magpies after a season with the Severn Stars in the English Vitality Netball Super League.
Ward broke into the international netball scene in 2017 and was a member of the Jamaican bronze medal winning team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The defender won selection again this year competing in the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool.
Across her three year career Ward has remarkably tallied 25 test caps.
As a hard working ball-getter with an outstanding leap, Ward joins the Pies to replace foundation player April Brandley. Brandley will sit out the 2020 season as she prepares to become a mother.