Joanna joined Mellor Olsson in 2003 following completion of her law degree with Honours at Adelaide University. She has since joined the partnership team where she specialises in Corporate Governance, Risk Assessment and Management, Negligence and Injury Claims and Employment Law.
Joanna is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Facilitator for the Australian Institute of Company Directors: Company Directors Course. In 2018, Joanna was recognised as one of South Australia's leading young business entrepreneurs in the inaugural InDaily 40 under 40 awards.
Joanna is currently a member of the Player Payment Investigation Committee of the SANFL. Her previous board experience includes as Chair of Australian Vignerons (formerly Wine Grape Growers Australia), Brain Injury South Australia and the Julia Farr Housing Association and Director positions with Adelaide University Business School Advisory Board, Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, Uniting Communities and Crime Stoppers SA.