Junction Australia appoints new CEO

Junction Australia appoints new CEO South Australian community sector leader Junction Australia is pleased to announce that Maria Palumbo has been appointed as CEO, effective from 26 April 2017.

Ms Palumbo brings with her a wealth of experience having been CEO of Common Ground Adelaide Ltd – a provider of housing support services to assist people out of homelessness – and most recently, Director Renewal SA where she worked closely with the community housing sector.

Junction Australia Chair Mike Canny said Maria had an outstanding record of achievement in previous roles making her the perfect fit to lead Junction Australia.

“Maria was chosen following a competitive selection process from a strong field including local and national candidates. She is a highly impressive talent known for her collaborative leadership style, energy and ability to deliver outcomes,” Mr Canny said.

“Our outgoing CEO Graham Brown has established a solid platform for growth with Junction Australia now a one of the largest providers of social housing in South Australia.

“We are confident that Maria will be able to drive the organisation to the next level.” The Junction Australia board believes that Maria will be able to bring new skills and perspectives to the organisation and as it strives to achieve its mission of strengthening lives and communities.

Junction Australia is a trusted and leading independent provider of quality community support and housing services. Based in Adelaide the organisation offers more than 30 services in 33 local government areas. It is a leading provider of integrated housing and support services and has over 1700 homes and more than $370 million of assets under management. Its 200 staff serve more than 6500 Australians every year.