Welcoming Our New Chair

December 18, 2020

photojo-SM-0019-small.jpg#asset:5884Rob DiMonte, Junction Chair.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of design thinker Rob DiMonte as our new Board Chair.

Rob began in the role this week alongside Directors Trevor Cooke (Deputy Chair), Stephen Olsson, Pauline Rooney, Fairlie Delbridge and Richard Osborne.

A former Managing Partner for Deloitte in South Australia (2001-2014), Rob has more than 37 years consulting experience across both public and private sectors – and a passion for driving social and economic wellbeing.

His appointment follows the passing of Mike Canny earlier this year, who had held the position of Junction Chair for almost eight years.

Rob recognised Mike’s significant contribution to the governance and leadership of the organisation.

“Junction is in a very positive position,” he said.

“I am looking forward to supporting the organisation, our staff and all those we work with to thrive into the future.

“I’d also like to thank Pauline Rooney who stepped up to take on the role of Chair over recent months. Pauline’s significant investment and steady hand has been critical across this period.”

A professional company director, Rob will combine his new role with others including Chair of GP Partners Australia and Australian Grain Technologies as well as President of the RSPCA SA. He is also a non-executive director of The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium Board of South Australia and The Chartered Accountants Benevolent Foundation.

Rob was previously the State’s NDIS Industry and Market Development Coordinator General and Chair of the most recent Thinkers in Residence Program on Social Capital and the Purpose Economy. He was a member of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing for three and half years and Deputy Chair of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation for nine years.

With expertise and skills across a range of sectors including disability, technology, innovation and investment to assist organisations, Rob’s experience and impact focus will be pivotal as Junction implements a new strategic plan in 2021.