Biography

Ilona Charles

Ms Ilona Charles is an experienced executive with an extensive career in human resources, transformation and change across multiple industry segments. She has worked in global and complex organisations ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to large-scale, multi-national corporations. Industries include digital and technology, financial services, health, telecommunications and government.

Ilona has held executive roles with the CSIRO, Aconex, Telstra, Medibank and NAB. She commenced her career as an Occupational Therapist and has a Master of Business Administration. Ilona is now the CEO and Founder of pivotnow pty ltd, a consultancy providing strategic people advice to Founders/CEOs and Boards of organisations going through transition or scaling up. She has recently co-founded a new business, shilo. providing world class on-demand HR talent to organisations enabling them to scale up or down as needed.

Ilona is a Director & Board member of Goulburn Valley Health (GVH), chair of the GVH Remuneration & Workforce Committee, Member of the People & Culture Committee, Burnet Institute and a member of the Judicial Entitlements Panel Victoria. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Ilona joined the LaunchVic Board on 1 July 2020.