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Management Team

Jo Smail

Jo is the Managing Director for Major Projects and is responsible for establishing, overseeing, coordinating, and managing the successful launch of Scale Facilitation® Companies within our Friend Shoring portfolio, which has a focus on building critical sovereign advanced manufacturing capabilities in Australia.

Jo is MBA qualified and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Before joining the Scale Facilitation® team, Jo was a commercial diplomat representing Australia in its Embassy in the United States between 2018 and 2022, promoting Australian exports and attracting foreign direct investment.

Prior to this role, Jo had a successful career in professional services advising organisations on strategy, transformation, leadership and culture.​ Jo is a contemporary leader, passionate about innovating organisations in complex and disruptive environments for economic growth and productivity.

Jo Smail

Key Values

Collaboration
Creativity
Compassion

What does Scale Facilitation® mean to you?

“Scale Facilitation® is an incredibly unique company that is filling known gaps in the Australian innovation ecosystem. It is commercializing Australian R&D, building national advanced manufacturing capabilities, strengthening critical international partnerships and giving investors significant opportunities that will make a real impact."

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