ASX: MWR Overview
We are an ASX listed software company that designs and develops breakthrough technology and wearable devices that enrich connections between families, schools and society.
MGM created the world’s first SMS based Automated Student Absence Notification Solution for schools and grew to become the market leader.
In 2017 the company shifted to wearables developing the market leading SPACETALK children’s smartphone watch which is now the dominant and fast growing share of the overall business.spacetalkwatch.comCorporate Governance
Board of Directors
Mr Butler is an experienced senior executive with a strong focus on sales, finance and manufacturing on an international level. His previous roles include President of Pratt Industries, Inc. (Visy) in the United States, General Manager of Visy Board in Australia, COO Mariani USA and Managing Director of Mariani Europe, the largest private dried fruit company in the US.
B.Sc. (Ma.Sc.) B.Ec. Executive Chairman
Executive Chairman Mark Fortunatow, co-founder and chief executive of MGM Wireless Holdings, brings more than 27 years of senior executive management experience in marketing, engineering, information systems, and finance. Mr Fortunatow’s track record includes three successful technology-based enterprises: Linx Computer Systems (developer and marketer of financial software); Timekeeping Australia (a leader in the Australian workforce management market); and Netline Technologies (designs and commercialises voice-based mobile wireless solutions). His accumulated experience has enabled him to develop a sustainable business around a robust and creative R&D program, resulting in a stable of unique products with strong competitive advantage
An IT specialist, journalist and business founder, Ms Henderson is the CEO of online media subscription service NewsMaker and business automation SaaS firm Kondotto. A Fellow of the New Venture Institute at Flinders University, an Ambassador of the Impact Awards South Australia, and an investor in the SouthStart Accelerate incubator, she was awarded the Information Technology Prize from Women in innovation SA in 2014. She is also a Director of national seniors insurance specialist COTA Insurance; Director of government agency Green Industries SA, focused on the circular economy; Director of advocacy membership organisation Women in Innovation, and sits on the Digital Committee of the SANFL.
Martin brings over 20 years of experience in the investment and financial services industry and has had deep involvement over that time 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. Martin also previously worked as a finance journalist with The Australian Financial Review. Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from The University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from Finsia. Martin is a CFA charter holder and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Martin 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), where he has also chaired key committees of the board.
Dr Brandon Gien
Dr. Brandon Gien is the Founder and CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of Australia’s annual Good Design Awards, the longest-running design award program in Australia with its origins dating back to the Industrial Design Council of Australia (IDCA) established in 1958. Brandon is currently an Adjunct Professor of Industrial Design both the University of Canberra and University of New South Wales and sits on the International Advisory Board of Srishti’s Institute of Art, Design and Technology in India. He has spent the past 25 years advocating for the value of design to improve our social, economic, cultural and environmental quality of life at a national and international level. In 2015, Brandon was made a 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 a new name, new vision and mission and a new global definition of Industrial Design. Through his work on the WDO Executive Board, he spearheaded the establishment the World Design Impact Prize and World Design Medal to honour to Industrial Designers who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the profession.Brandon was the Chair of the Selection Committee for the 2022 World Design Capital® which was awarded to the City of Valencia, Spain. The World Design Capital® is designated every two years to recognise cities for their effective use of design to drive economic, social, cultural, and environmental development. Prior to founding Good Design Australia, Brandon was the Executive Director of Design Strategy at Standards Australia, recognised by the Australian Government as the nation’s peak standards body. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Newcastle where he later graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design. He holds a PhD in Environmental Design from the University of Canberra’s School of Design and Architecture.Brandon is a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia, Professional Member of the Industrial Design Society of America and a Member of the United Nations Association of Australia.He was made an Honorary Design Ambassador to Japan, an international design advocacy role organised by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) and in 2017, received the University of Canberra’s Chancellor’s Award for Art and Design in recognition for his contribution to the design profession in Australia. Brandon is a Committee Member responsible for developing an Australian Standard for Innovation Management under Standards Australia’s Technical Committee MB-279. He is also a Member of the HFESA Good Work Design Advisory Committee and co-host of the popular television series: Australia by Design Innovations on Network TEN and ONE.
Justin Nelson LLB, BA (Jur)
Mr Nelson has extensive experience in the listed company environment through his former role as the ASX’s SA State Manager and Manager Listings (Adelaide); roles he held for 8 years until the Adelaide ASX offices were consolidated nationally in March 2012. An expert in corporate governance procedures, ASX Listing Rules and company meeting practice, Mr Nelson is also a regular presenter on corporate governance topics for Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA), the leading independent authority on best practice in board and organisational governance and risk management.
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