Tuesday, 19 May 2020 14:56

MGM Wireless appoints Martin Pretty, Dr Brandon Gien to board

Martin Pretty, MGM Wireless Martin Pretty, MGM Wireless

Australian-listed communications company, MGM Wireless has appointed experienced investment and finance expert, Martin Pretty, and internationally recognised design expert, Dr Brandon Gien, as non-executive directors of the its board.

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. 

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).



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