Lumify Group, Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and cybersecurity training, has named Sally McDonough as General Manager of its start-up company, Lumify Learn. Operated by Lumify Group since 2019, Lumify Learn aims to address the growing need for accredited IT skills in the Australian workforce.
McDonough will report to Lumify CEO, Jon Lang, who said her appointment signals a significant development for Lumify Learn; “Sally will play a key role in activating our strategic plans, which are to grow and rapidly enhance the reputation of Lumify Learn by expanding and developing comprehensive online offerings. She is an outstanding leader who brings great authenticity and values to the Lumify Group. Her extensive and invaluable experience in the training sector, combined with her sales and leadership experience, makes her a natural fit for the role.”
“Our initial focus was to build out the Lumify Learn team and product offerings with the support of existing Lumify Group functional leaders. We always planned to bring on a dedicated senior manager to lead the team and accelerate growth as the business scaled up. In line with our strong culture of diversity at Lumify Group, we are proud to have boosted female representation in our Leadership team with Sally’s appointment”, added Lang.
McDonough took on her new role in the first week of August. She was previously Lumify Group Queensland State Sales and Operations Manager, responsible for ensuring Lumify Queensland was the first choice for IT education in the state, and for helping business customers build tailored training solutions to fill technology skills gaps and improve their productivity and retention rates.
Prior to joining Lumify Group, McDonough worked at online training provider Upskilled for almost 10 years as the Business Development Manager, delivering a range of training solutions for businesses and individuals across a wide range of industries and specialties.
“I’m excited to join Lumify Learn at a time of strong growth for the business. Upskilling has never been more important, especially in the area of technology, and Lumify Learn is providing Australians with affordable, flexible access to the most in-demand and emerging skillsets as the IT industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace”, said McDonough.
Her appointment follows a number of key milestone achievements for Lumify Learn in the last 12 months, including revenue growth of 571 per cent in the 20/21 Financial Year.
In the past 12 months, Lumify Learn has launched a new Certified Project Management Professional course, to help aspiring project managers kickstart their careers, as well as eight other boot camp courses in key emerging technology areas such as Cybersecurity, Data Science, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Web Development.
Lumify Learn has also formed partnerships with some of most recognised and influential IT providers in Australia, to launch Lumify Edge. For Lumify Learn students, the program offers a dedicated platform designed to help graduates find strong employment opportunities. For businesses, the platform assists hiring managers in locating motivated and highly qualified candidates who are actively looking for opportunities in the industry.
The program aims to tackle Australia’s crippling skills shortages in areas like cybersecurity and cloud computing, by making it easier for organisations to find the right skills they need.