Board of Directors
Mark Fortunatow B.Sc. (Ma.Sc.) B.Ec.
Executive Chairman Mark Fortunatow is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Spacetalk and the Company’s founding business MGM Wireless. A seasoned technology entrepreneur, he brings more than 30 years of experience in leadership and vision to grow successful and innovative technology companies. He brings software and product innovation, sales, marketing and operational expertise to the Company.
Mr Fortunatow previously founded 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 (voice based mobile internet solutions), accumulating substantial practical experience in the many disciplines required to successfully launch and sustainably grow a successful technology enterprise.
He holds a degree of Bachelor of Science (Ma.Sc.) and Bachelor of Economics from Adelaide University. Mr Fortunatow has been a director since July 2001 and has held no other directorships in listed companies in the last 3 years.
Independent Non-Executive Director Chair Audit and Risk Management Committee Member Remuneration and Nomination Committee
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
Independent Non-Executive Director Member Audit and Risk Management Committee Member Remuneration and Nomination Committee
Brandon is the CEO of Good Design Australia, Chair of the Australian Good Design Awards, and Deputy Chair of the Australian Design Council. He has spent the past 25 years passionately advocating for the value of good design to improve our social, economic, cultural and environmental quality of life. He is a qualified Industrial Designer and currently an Adjunct Professor of Industrial Design at both the University of Canberra and the University of New South Wales. He became a Senator of the World Design Organization (WDO), the global body for Industrial Design, after serving as President (2013-2015), the first Australian to hold this position. Prior to establishing 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 Ph.D. in Environmental Design from the University of Canberra’s School of Design and Architecture. He was made an Honorary Design Ambassador to Japan, an international design advocacy role organised by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) was recognised as a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia.
Independent Non-Executive Director Member Audit and Risk Management Committee Chair Remuneration and Nomination Committee
Saurabh has held senior executive roles at Ventia, Cushman Wakefield, and was the CEO for Urbanise a listed SAAS company. He brings over 25 years of experience in software development, commercialisation and management with experience in APAC, Middle East, North America, and South Africa. His passion is to focus on building amazing technology and then ensure it generates revenue. He started his career with his own startup that he later sold to Telstra.
Saurabh holds a B.E Software Eng, Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Technology, and is a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.