Our Team

Meet the shilo. team

The shilo. founders

Ilona Charles - Shilo People


Chief Executive Officer

Ilona works with CEO’s, Founders, Executives and Boards and has a particular passion for fast growth, scaling businesses. Ilona is an experienced C-Suite Executive. Renowned for her no-nonsense, authentic approach, Ilona will partner with you to navigate the key inflection points of your growing or transitioning business, focusing on your personal leadership and the strategic people decisions necessary for growth.

She is a highly adaptable executive with extensive experience in transformation and change across multiple industries and financial dimensions. A proven ability to work across global and complex organisations from entrepreneurial start-ups to the large-scale, multi-national corporate sectors. Industries include SaaS, digital and technology, financial services, health and telecommunications. Ilona is passionate about transforming businesses through technology and people and thrives on supporting Founders, CEO’s and executive teams to lead through significant periods of transition, change and growth.

Ilona is also the CEO and Founder of pivotnow, a consultancy providing strategic people advice to fast growing organisations, she is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

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Sharna - Shilo People


Chief People Partner

Sharna is a well-seasoned HR professional who has gained significant insights into the future of work and many of the people factors organisations need to consider when transforming and growing their business such as; what organisational skills and capabilities are required, building talent pipelines, creating a positive culture, lifting employee engagement and improving overall organisational productivity.

She is a Human Resources professional with over 20 years’ experience in both specialist and generalist HR roles and has experience in implementing large scale change and transformational initiatives both within HR and the Business.

Sharna’s experience also spans across numerous industries such as telecommunications, banking, finance, Non for Profit, Education and immigration and has worked across all areas of the business from sales and service to corporate areas such as legal, communications, marketing, IT and engineering.

Sharna is a certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and has a Business Degree majoring in HR Management.

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We have utilised the services of Shilo.people a number of times with results that have exceeded expectation each time.  The quality of the shortlist of candidates who were able to meet our brief in very short timeframes was exceptional in every instance.  Ilona and Sharna know what sets great people practitioners apart and have built a bench of exactly those sort of consultants.

Emma Norman, Chief People Officer - Deep Blue Company

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