Jamila Gordon

Director of Jayride, Digital & Tech Entrepreneur

Jamila Gordon is an internationally experienced executive in the digital and technology space. She is a Director of Jayride, an e-commerce marketplace for travellers to compare and book ground passenger transport, which has just IPO’d. She is also on the advisory board of VentureCrowd, Australia’s leading alternative assets crowdfunding platform. She is former Non-Executive Director of GetSwift Limited.

Jamila’s previous roles include Group Chief Information Officer of Qantas and CIMIC (formerly Leighton Holdings), as well as spending seven years in Europe leading some of IBM’s largest digital transformations for clients like ABN AMRO bank and AXA Insurance. She has broad, deep and global expertise in enterprise systems, the data within them and how this can be used to drive customer experience and business outcomes.

Jamila’s professional success is made more remarkable by her personal story. She arrived in Australia at the age of 18 having escaped the Somali civil war alone and being virtually homeless in Kenya. Jamila set about learning English and then studied IT at La Trobe University, before commencing a career that has taken her around the world. She served on the Board of La Trobe University for five years.

She is deeply committed to helping refugees and others from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed in Australia, and is on the board of CareerSeekers and formerly on the board of CareerTrackers.