A Dubbo-based engineer and entrepreneur has hit the ground running in her new role on the board of Jobs for NSW.
Jillian Kilby recently attended her first board meeting at Broken Hill after her appointment to the NSW-government backed organisation.
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.
Ms Kilby said at Broken Hill the board met with community leaders to listen to what their biggest challenges were.
“Then we had a six-hour board meeting and there’s a lot of great opportunities happening,” she said.
“So I’m so delighted to be able to represent regional NSW on the Jobs for NSW board.”
At the announcement of the appointment earlier this month Jobs for NSW chairman 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,” he 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.”