National Convention & Exhibition 2024


20 – 22 AUGUST 2024

Ilona Charles

CEO and Co-Founder, shilo.people


Ilona Charles is the CEO and co-founder of shilo.TM, a leading Australian provider of end-to-end HR services. She is the author of HR for Impact and is an experienced executive with an extensive career in human resources, transformation and change across multiple industries. She has worked in global and complex organisations ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to large-scale, and multi-national corporations. Industries include digital and technology, financial services, health, telecommunications, and government.  

Ilona has held executive roles with CSIRO, Aconex, Telstra, Medibank and NAB. She commenced her career as an Occupational Therapist and has a Master of Business Administration.   

Ilona is a Board Director of LaunchVic, Chair of the People Committee, Member of the Hugh Victor Mackay Investment Committee and Member of the Investment Review Committee. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a graduate of the VC Catalyst Program from the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship.