Ilze Walton

People and Culture Director at Humankind

Ilze is a Director at Humankind – an innovative and future-focused People & Culture and Employee Experience consulting business. They provide expert consulting and advice to organisations and government agencies nationwide. Humankind’s purpose is to lead humanity at work. By focusing on employee centred design, they are a specialist business partner, working alongside senior leaders to enable organisations to build their desired culture and implement initiatives that encourage positive behaviours in the workplace and builds great employee experiences.

In her role as Director of Humankind’s People & Culture practice, Ilze leads the development of Humankind’s methodology. Ilze leads the People & Culture consulting team and she specialises in leadership and culture, organisational design and strategy. She provides strategic support to CEs and business leaders on all aspects of people and culture and employee experience.

Ilze is passionate about partnering with leaders and teams to provide pragmatic best practice solutions and develop great employee experiences. With the ability to quickly become a trusted advisor, coach and sounding board, she has experience in a wide variety of areas that delivers results and great better business outcomes.

Prior to joining Humankind, Ilze held senior HR roles in the legal and engineering industry, and as an accredited coach and practitioner, Ilze has experience diagnosing, designing and implementing culture and behavioural change solutions, and developing leaders and teams. Ilze is a skilled facilitator and also holds expertise in people analytics.

Ilze has a Business degree, majoring in HR management, and holds accreditations in Human Synergistics and MBTI tools.