Ms Jillian Kilby
Jillian is an Australian John Monash Foundation Scholar and Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia working in both regional Australia and Silicon Valley.
Jillian’s consultancy, The Infrastructure Collaborative Pty Ltd, was established a decade ago and is her vehicle for advising clients in Australia and the USA on how to shift infrastructure projects from planning shelves to be shovel ready. She does this work through her extensive government relationships and proprietary software.
In 2018, Jillian self-funded The Exchange, a regionally based social impact organisation to ensure the commercial success of startups and small business. The organisation operates a community first coworking space and innovation hub from a renovated 1880’s former Post Office in Dubbo NSW. It’s consulting arm ‘The Exchange Ventures’ offers facilitated workshops, design thinking, partnerships for regional program delivery and consulting to Government on policy, skills, workforce attraction and retention.