Thilan is a Dutch lawyer and accredited mediator who has worked as a barrister in the Netherlands and as a lawyer, a manager and a negotiator/mediator for the United Nations in Geneva, Cambodia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and The Hague on human rights and international humanitarian law issues. Thilan, originally from the Netherlands, currently lives in Australia and works as a Human Resources Manager for the South Australian Government. Throughout her career Thilan has intervened in all types of conflicts in all kinds of settings. In addition she is experienced in coaching and delivering training on conflict related issues. Thilan is a member of the International Bar Association and volunteers as a board member of the South Australia and LEADR SA.