Charles (Charlie) Jia, a proud Yindinji (North Queensland) and Badugal (Torres Straits) man, joined the AILC in August 2020 as a trainer and Program Leader. 

Charlie has now added Business Development Officer as an important part of his role.  He is based in Darwin, Northern Territory (Larrakia Country).

Charlie works with AILC clients be they community people and organisations, corporate bodies and government agencies having conversations about their needs and what we can do as an RTO to meet these needs.  He engages, builds and fosters relationships with new and existing partners.

Charlie is a real people’s person with extensive professional and social networks. A successful entrepreneur, Charlie’s business acumen is backed by a social conscience .  He is a leader amongst his peers, and constantly tests the waters by an “outside of the box” approach to developing solutions. When he is not shaping opportunities for clients, he enjoys researching his family history, travel and meeting interesting people. Charlie is the Founder and Chief Solutions Consultant of Karma Lifestyles, as well as the founding member and inaugural chairperson of the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce. More recently, he managed the MOMENTIM project for the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health as the Men’s Mental Health Regional Coordinator and has just completed a stint as the Institute’s Men’s Health Project Officer.  In 2019, Charlie was an ambassador (the Grey One) for the Movember Foundation Global Campaign.