Appointed by the Governor, our Board of Management is subject to the control and direction of the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, the Honourable Stephan Knoll, MP.
The Board is responsible for continual improvements in performance and protecting both the long term viability of Renewal SA and the Crown’s financial and other interests in Renewal SA.
Members of the Board of Management responsible for Renewal SA are selected for their individual and combined expertise to provide strategic governance and direction to its operations.
Several Board members also hold various representative honours with the Australian Institute of the Board of Company Directors.
Hon Bronwyn Pike
A former Victorian Government Minister with portfolio responsibilities and experience across health, housing, and education and community services, Ms Pike brings a wealth of experience in developing and delivering public policy and programs for low income and disadvantaged communities.
Helen Fulcher is the former Chief Executive of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and and Housing New Zealand Corporation, and has extensive experience in the development and delivery of social housing and affordable housing and the delivery of urban renewal projects in South Australia, New Zealand and Western Australia.
Phil Baker has had 45 years’ experience in aviation, including being Managing Director of Adelaide Airport Ltd.
He is currently Independent Chairman of the SA Freight Corporation, Chairman of the Adelaide Convention Bureau, a non-Executive Director of Flinders Ports Holdings, Director of Port Hedland International Airport Group of Companies and Director of the Health First Network.
In addition, Phil is sole Director of his own Aviation Consultancy Company (Philbak Pty) and acts as a judge for both the Property Council of Australia and the Australian Airports Association (AAA) annual national awards.
David McArdle operates a property consultancy business and has extensive experience in the commercial, retail and industrial property sectors including a role as a former National Proprietor with Jones Lang Wootton Australia.
He has held numerous advisory roles in SA state and local government, as well as the private sector, involving large scale property projects and public asset management issues.
In addition to joining the board of the Urban Renewal Authority, David is currently Deputy Chair of Turner Securities and was previously a Director of the Property Trust of Australia, Chair of the West Beach Trust and Chair of the Government Office Accommodation Committee.
Terry Groom holds a Master of Laws in Corporate and Commercial Law along with an Associate Diploma in Accounting, is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants and has extensive experience in the areas of commercial law, conveyancing, and taxation law.
He served as Member of the Parliament of South Australia for 13 years in roles such as Minister for Primary Industries, Minister Assisting the Premier on Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs, and Chairperson of the Economic & Finance Committee.
Terry has also lectured on Taxation Law at TAFE SA Adelaide and Panorama, served on councils for Flinders University and Roseworthy Agricultural College, and was a member of the Repatriation General Hospital Board.
Presently Terry is a consultant solicitor in the areas of commercial, property and business law.
Jim McDowell, LLB (Hons), has been Chief Executive of the Department of Premier and the Cabinet since September 2018. He is a former Chief Executive of BAE Systems Australia and BAE Systems Saudi Arabia.
Prior to joining DPC, Jim was Chancellor of the University of South Australia.
He has in-depth experience in corporate governance having served on a range of boards including the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Defence CRC for Trusted Autonomous System, Total Construction Pty Ltd, Micro-X Ltd, Codan Ltd, Austal Ltd and the Royal Automobile Association (RAA).
He is a current board member of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute Council, the Adelaide Football Club and St Peter’s College Council of Governors.
Con Tragakis is a chartered accountant with a distinguished 27-year career within KPMG in Australia and the UK, 17 years as a partner, former Chairman of Partners for KPMG in South Australia and representative on the National Board of KPMG.
Currently operating his own advisory practice, east26 advisory, Con provides high level guidance to companies in property, financial services and asset management.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.
His qualifications include Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (International) and a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction).
John has a wealth of experience in the public service, specifically in the area of planning and he is widely known and respected in the industry.
John previously held the role of Deputy Chief Executive at DPTI, where he had responsibilities for the implementation of The 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide and led the development of the South Australia’s first Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan which covers all aspects of transport and infrastructure for the state for both urban and economic growth for the next 30 years.
General Manager, Project Delivery
Mark is responsible for the successful delivery of Renewal SA’s range of residential, industrial, commercial and urban renewal projects.
His background is with major multi-national companies delivering long term and complex property projects with multi-disciplinary teams.
Mark has previously managed a $1 billion property development portfolio with operations spanning land development, dwelling construction, property refurbishment, and economic and community development.
Damian De Luca
General Manager, Corporate Services
Damian is an experienced business leader with strong record of successfully delivering excellence in service delivery, change management and sustained improvements in operational performance. Damian has held leadership roles at a state, national and international level in government, public health, banking and finance and information technology services. As Renewal SA’s General Manager, Corporate Services, he is focused on driving accountability, business planning and improvement programs and optimising corporate support service delivery.
General Manager, People & Place Management
Georgina is the General Manager People and Place Management for Renewal SA and is charged with creating great places for people to live, work, invest and spend time.
She has a strong background working across government and with private sector and has extensive experience in strategic planning, organisational review and restructure, cultural change, placemaking, event management and community and industry engagement.
By becoming a White Ribbon Workplace we asserted our commitment to continuously working towards preventing and responding to violence against women.
As an organisation that brings about positive change every day, we are well positioned to take significant and positive steps toward addressing the serious, prevalent and preventable issue of violence against women.
Over the next three years, we have identified a range of actions that can help us realise the commitment we have made to the women of Australia, help to ensure respectful relationships and gender equality, and also demonstrate our culture of zero tolerance of violence against women.
By incorporating the White Ribbon ethos into our projects, programs, initiatives and partnerships, we can lead the change of attitudes and behaviours beyond our own organisation, and collaborate for a safer South Australia.
To read more about our commitment and the actions we are undertaking, read our Prevention of Violence Against Women Strategy.