Regional entrepreneur joins Jobs for NSW Board

Media release | 9 November 2018

Regional engineer and international businesswoman Jillian Kilby has been appointed to the Board of the NSW Government-backed Jobs for NSW.

Ms Kilby, who founded advisory firm The Infrastructure Collaborative with clients across Australia and the United States, replaces Jane Cay who has stepped down from the Board.

Jobs for NSW Chair David Thodey said Ms Kilby was a terrific addition to the Jobs for NSW Board.

“Jillian Kilby will be a strong voice for regional startups and an inspirational role model for female entrepreneurs,” Mr Thodey said.

“Ms Kilby is an extremely talented entrepreneur who has her boots on the ground in both regional Australia and globally including in Silicon Valley.

“As a new regional representative on the Jobs for NSW Board, Jillian will support innovation success by advocating for initiatives that increase the capability and confidence of regional startups and small to medium businesses.

“Jillian will be a fantastic asset in helping the Jobs for NSW Board and Executive team understand key strategic issues facing job creation in regional NSW.”

Ms Kilby, who calls both Dubbo and San Francisco home, founded The Infrastructure Collaborative to shift projects from planning shelves to be shovel-ready and is a strategic adviser to public agencies and private sector clients.

She also recently founded the 30-seat The Exchange co-working space and community in Dubbo, and won the AgriFutures Australia NSW-ACT Rural Women’s Award.

Ms Kilby said she was honoured to be appointed to the Jobs for NSW Board.

“It is a real privilege to replace Jane Cay who has done a fantastic job and I look forward to carrying on the work of supporting startups and high-growth small to medium businesses to create jobs – particularly in regional NSW,” Ms Kilby said.

Jillian Kilby on farm