Martin Pretty has over 20 years of experience in the investment and finance industry and in investing in and supporting growing Australian technology businesses.
He was previously an investment manager with Thorney Investment Group and held management roles at ASX-listed companies Hub24, Bell Financial Group and IWL Limited.
Petty also worked as a finance journalist with The Australian Financial Review and is currently the managing director of boutique investment firm, Equitable Investors, and a non-executive director of ASX-listed financial services group Centrepoint Alliance (ASX: CAF).
Commenting on his appointment, Pretty said: “I’m very excited to be appointed to the board of MGM Wireless, as I have a strong interest in supporting Australian technology companies and am confident that I can add significant value to the company. I look forward to building a long-term relationship with the MGM team.”
Dr. Gien has over 25 years’ industrial design experience and is internationally recognised as the founder and CEO of Good Design Australia as well as Chair of the longest running national design award program, Australia’s annual Good Design Awards.
MGM (ASX:MWR) says as an advocate for the value of design-led innovation to drive business competitiveness, Dr Gien has been appointed to multiple international honorary board positions throughout his career.
In 2015, Dr Gien was appointed as Senator of the World Design Organization (WDO), the world body for Industrial Design. He was a member of the board of directors for three consecutive terms and elected president of the organisation from 2013 to 2015, the first Australian to hold this position.
During his term as WDO President, he led the strategic transformation of the organisation, resulting in new global definition of industrial design.
Dr Gien is currently an Adjunct Professor of Industrial Design at both the University of New South Wales and the University of Canberra.