Jade Moffat, Corporate citizenship manager, IBM Australia
Moffat’s career in education has encompassed more than two decades. Beginning her career as a high school teacher in Copenhagen, she subsequently worked in low socio-economic schools in London and Melbourne, and has now taken her passion for education to the corporate sector, where she’s currently corporate citizenship manager for IBM Australia.
Moffat is leading IBM’s adoption of the P-TECH education model in Australia, and is a major advocate of new-collar jobs. These are roles that prioritise capabilities over credentials, found in some of the technology industry’s fastest-growing fields. They require the right mix of in-demand skills sets, which can be acquired through vocational training and innovative public education programs. She believes an emphasis on new-collar jobs will lead to a more inclusive IT industry.