Ilona Charles

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Ilona Charles

Chief People Officer, Aconex

Current Positions

Chief People Officer, Aconex

Previous Positions

Executive Director Human Resources, Telstra Corporation
Vice President, Progressive Business
Group Executive People & Culture, Medibank
Chair, Working Families Council (Victoria government)

Areas of Expertise

Business Business Practice / Management, Human Resources, Women in Business
Not for Profit Children, Family and Disability, Health and Wellbeing, Women


Ilona is currently the Executive Director Human Resources at Telstra having started in her new role in August 2013.

Ilona was Group Executive, People and Culture at Medibank, joining in February 2010 and finishing July 2013. In her role she was responsible for all aspects of People and Culture across the Medibank group in addition to setting up a Business Transformation Office responsible for portfolio reporting and project/change management practices and methodologies.

Ilona spent the majority of her career (14 years), at National Australia Bank in a variety of senior executive HR and business related roles.

She commenced her career as an Occupational Therapist and has a Masters of Business Administration

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