The Scholars podcast is a show featuring scholars from the General Sir John Monash Foundation. Hosted by CEO of Mojo Media, Justin Kelly, he interviews the best, brightest, boldest and bravest across all fields of academia, business, science, humanities, and the arts.
Jillian has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with First Class Honours, who was the Australian Young Professional Engineer of the Year and Sydney University’s Young Alumni of the Year. She established a project management and civil engineering firm in 2009, that continues to serve regional NSW. Jillian used her scholarship to study a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy at Stanford University. Upon graduation, Jillian founded The Infrastructure Collaborative, a US-based Public Benefit Corporation where she is a strategic adviser to public agencies and private sector clients. Jillian’s mission is to move horizon infrastructure projects from planning shelves to be shovel ready. She splits her time between San Francisco and regional NSW.
Jillian is the Founder and CEO of Infrastructure Collaborative, a civil engineering and project management firm focused on improving infrastructure in rural Australia. The firm consults to the NSW Government, municipal councils, private consultants and indigenous clients across 70% of NSW. She is proud to have called over 70 Councils her clients. The firm also advises clients in California, focusing on getting projects shovel ready.
Jillian is also the Founder of The Exchange Dubbo, a co-working space that nurtures the potential of those in regional Australia with big dreams for a small business. When Jillian moved home from Silicon Valley, she bought/renovated a 133-year-old Post Office and founded The Exchange innovation hub to ensure small business owners and startups across the region have an ecosystem of support and inspiration.
Active in both Regional NSW (Dubbo / Sydney) and California (San Francisco / LA), Jillian enjoys design thinking, multi-stakeholder collaboration, and cross-pollinating ideas between diverse projects, teams and countries.