Skafold has appointed former Global Practice Director of Innovation for GHD Digital, Jacyl Shaw, as its Head of Development.
Shaw will lead Skafold's development function and programs, which are the core to guiding its strategy and commitment to catalysing global impact.
Skafold Principal Adam Jacoby says Shaw's extensive experience across industry, government and higher education placed her in a unique position to lead the resources across early-stage opportunities, as well as critical innovation infrastructure than can provide the most impactful support for Founders and social enterprises across the globe.
"Jacyl has been leading the global innovation practice in multinational GHD for the past five years providing businesses with the tools, methodologies and strategies to help them innovate, transform, and create new value," says Jacoby.
"It's this type of experience that will provide the expertise we require to manage the various resources and programs we are putting in place to assist and grow start-ups."
Shaw has practised as a corporate lawyer and Supreme Court Judges' Associate. She is co-founder of several start-ups and holds a BA, LLB, LLM and a Masters (Enterprise) and the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, including Universitas 21 Scholarship (2016) to study innovation precincts and Microsoft Executive of the Year (2019) in the Women in Digital Awards.
She says her new role would enable her to draw on her 20-plus years experience in the innovation, digital strategy, and transformation spaces to help grow next-generation ventures.
"I'm passionate about amplifying the human story within our world's digital transformation whilst facilitating the nexus between industry, higher education, government and the start-up entrepreneurial community to accelerate impact.
"Skafold is providing a unique approach to investment, innovation and impact and being able to help foster new approaches, fresh thinking and creative opportunities to make a positive impact is tremendously exciting. "Limitless potential harnessed by optimism, respect for our people and our planet, I'm thrilled to be able to play my part at Skafold."