Our Board

The governance of Junction Australia is supported by an experienced Board of Directors with broad management experience and high levels of expertise in the community, health, housing education and business sectors.

Mike Canny - Chair Mike5.jpg

Mike Canny has been the Chair of Junction Australia’s Board since 2011, and is Principal of Dawley Advisory and a Director of Dawley Project, holding Civil Engineering, Town Planning and building qualifications. Mike is a current and former director and chairman of a number of private and not-for-profit organisations including the Committee for Adelaide Roads and Ennio International, as well as being a current member of two council development assessment panels.

Mike has extensive experience in the building, development and manufacturing industries and previously held senior executive roles in Sydney, Melbourne and overseas during a 23 year career with CSR Limited. In his consulting role Mike has worked with a number of companies and not-for-profit organisations in the areas of strategy formulation, business development and growth. 


Pauline RooneyDeputy Chair PaulineRooney.jpg

Pauline joined the Board in April 2014 as a result of the merger between Junction Housing and The Women’s Housing Association of which she was President. 

She is currently Chair of Waterfind, an Australian water brokerage company and has served as President of the Real Estate Institute of SA; National Chair of the First National Group of Agents and Presiding Member of the Women’s Advisory Council for SA, as well as serving as a director on many state  and regional art, education and business boards.

Pauline has been committed to bringing improvements to rural family life and standards of business service for more than past 35 years

She holds an MBA and Dip Ed and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Pauline has industry and sector experience in Financial management; Marketing and sales; Property development and investment; real estate; small business management; strategic leadership and training.


Kathryn Govan Kathryn.jpg

Kathryn joined the Junction Australia Board in October 2011.

Kathryn has held the position of General Manager, Finance, Motor Accident Commission (MAC) for the past nine years. She has extensive experience in contemporary business, financial management and leadership skills in a diverse range of business environments including the Motor Accident Commission, Gerard Industries, Deloitte, DFC, Indigenous Land Corporation and ATSIC.  Her experience encompasses financial & management accounting, budgeting, statutory reporting, taxation, company secretarial, human resource management, payroll, investment, cash flow, asset management and corporate administration matters.

 In addition, she has formal qualifications which support this experience. She is a Fellow of CPA Australia and has qualifications in Commerce, Human Resource Management, Company Secretarial practice and Corporate Governance.  


Rebecca Foster RebeccaFoster.jpg

Rebecca Foster Joined Junction Australia Board in October 2013.  She is a Chartered Accountant with over 6 years experience at a leading SA charity and extensive experience in a variety of other industries including building, mining and manufacturing. 

Rebecca has worked extensively with Executive and Board committees both professionally and as a volunteer and understands the dynamics of a mission based organisation and the importance of achieving better outcomes for the community. 

Her strong management and leadership skills enable essential rigour around strategy and decision making.  She also has strong risk, governance and compliance skills enabling her to support the mission and vision of Junction Australia.

Rebecca completed her Master of Business Administration in 2010 and Graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2013.


Ann Nelson AnnNelson.jpg

Ann joined the Board in March 2014, following the merger with the Women’s Housing Association, where she was Vice President.

Ann is also a

  • Member of the Physiotherapy Board of Australian Registration and Notification Committee;
  • Member of the Development Assessment Panel of the City of Unley
  • and formerly Member of the Ian Wark Research Institute Advisory Board.

She is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds a Masters in Business Administration.

Ann has over 20 years executive management leadership in both the ‘not-for-profit’ and public sectors involving disability services delivery, small business development and industry growth. In her most recent executive role as Deputy CEO and Infrastructure Director at Bio Innovation SA, Ann developed and delivered 14,000m2 of specialised facilities for bioscience research and manufacturing. 

Ann won a Telstra Business Women’s Award in SA (2004) and has a street named after her in Thebarton.


Richard Osborne Richard Osborne.jpg

Richard Osborne is a passionate property developer who holds the position of director of numerous companies including Arcadian Communities and Tanti Osborne Projects. His previous roles have included being General Manager of Delfin Lend Lease (SA) and General Manager Realty Services Australia – Delfin Lend Lease. 

Richard holds a Diploma in Property Services and Bachelor of Business in Property. From 2010 – 2012 he was the President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (SA division) and today sits on its Board. 

Richard believes that by joining the Board of Junction Australia Board, he will be able to contribute to a dynamic community service organisation and gain a greater appreciation in understanding community needs and how we can all respond to these.  


Fairlie Delbridge fd8.jpg

Fairlie Delbridge is a Director of Cminus Sustainable Spaces, a unique business focussed on facilitating strategic, innovative and sustainable outcomes in the built environment through its consultancy and development capabilities. Her previous role was General Manager of Strategy and Innovation at Renewal SA. Fairlie has also enjoyed a diverse industry-spanning career, working with international brands such as Coca Cola and McDonalds, and in retail banking and commercial property development.

Fairlie is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Graduate Fellow of the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship in Ethics & Leadership. She is also a Commissioner of the inaugural South Australian Planning Commission, Deputy Chair of Scotch College Council and a former non-executive Director of Unity Housing

Fairlie is keen to utilise her commercial skills and expertise to contribute to the social enterprise sector and she has a passion for creating a voice and opportunities for the most vulnerable in our society. She believes that the provision of housing and services is key to people’s wellbeing and critical to their ability to thrive. Fairlie is married with four children, enjoys keeping fit and has a zest for learning.


Tim Jackson tim.jpg

Tim Jackson has enjoyed a long and experienced career in local government. He has worked as the Chief Executive Officer for the City of Playford and has held various roles with the City of Prahran and City of Stonnington, both of which are located in Victoria. His broad skill set revolves around transforming organisations and driving significant change. 

In 2016, Tim was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to South Australian Local Government Award. He currently sits on a number of Boards and is the President of Volunteering Australia, Chair of Volunteering SA / NT and a Director for Lighthouse Disability. He founded the Playford Chapter of Operations Flinders which is an organisation focused on bringing about change for young offenders and youth at risk.

Tim’s interest in overseas cultures has seen him travel extensively. He has combined his travel with his passion for outdoor activities such as trekking, mountaineering and white water rafting.  

Junction Australia’s registered national community
housing provider is Junction and Women’s Housing Ltd.

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