Ilona Horan commenced with Defence SA's as Director, Land in September 2016. The focus of her role is to assist land based defence industries to establish and/or increase their presence in South Australia and ensure South Australian based Defence personnel needs are met.
Prior to joining Defence SA, Ilona joined the Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1998 and graduated as an Army officer in December 1999.
She completed over 18 years in the regular Army undertaking a number of regimental, training and instructional postings throughout Australia including a posting in command of the Army’s Logistic Support Element at RAAF Base Edinburgh. Ilona has also deployed to East Timor and Iraq.
Ilona is a science graduate of the University of Adelaide, a graduate of the University of Western Sydney (MAppSci) and a graduate of the University of New South Wales (MMngt).
Ilona is a member of the South Australian Veteran’s Health Advisory Council.