Jon Bilson (Michelle)   

Jon Bilson is a Past President, Youth Director and  Secretary of the former Bay View Claremont Club. A relative newcomer to Rotary, he joined largely due to Rotary’s  Motto – Service above Self. With Rotary International undergoing significant change in the years ahead, Jon decided to volunteer his time and professional expertise to work with others to chart a sustainable course and direction for District 9455 through 2020/21 and beyond. A Business Psychologist by trade, Jon has worked in  senior operational and project roles for the past 25 years. Given his qualifications, Jon has always had a keen interest in assisting organisations (big and small) in better managing their people and the challenge that change often brings to them. With a background in Senior  Management (as a State and Regional Manager in several national professional service firms), Business/ Corporate Strategy and People and Culture, Jon has worked as a Management Consultant for over 20 years and owns his own successful Perth based consulting business. Drawing on his roles and experience as a strategist, corporate psychologist, change management practitioner and business consultant, Jon has assisted many clients to effect long term cultural change and business improvement through developing their people,  projects, commercial awareness and opportunities for innovation within their organisations. Currently Jon sits on the YMCA WA Board and is affiliated with many other not for profit organisations that are making a major contribution to improving the lives of Western Australians.  Jon and his fabulous (and patient) wife Michelle have been married for 27 years and have two wonderful adult children who have both been exposed to Rotary and it’s many  opportunities for Youth development. Both Michelle and Jon love to travel, ride bicycles and spend time with family. When time (and the weather) permits Jon enjoys kayaking and fishing – preferably at the same time.