Board of Directors
Independent Non-Executive Chairman Member Audit and Risk Management Committee
Georg is a business leader, company director and senior advisor with 3 decades of experience in rapidly growing companies and disruptive technologies who brings strong capital market and technology business expertise with extensive global exposure in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
Georg is currently Chairman of Juwai-IQI, Asia’s leading prop-tech group. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Centrepoint Alliance (ASX:CAF), butn (ASX:BTN) and PropTech (ASX:PTG). He was also until March 2022 the Executive Chairman of iCar Asia (ASX:ICQ), and his earlier roles include Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of iProperty (ASX:IPP), and Chief Financial Officer of REA Group (ASX:REA)
CEO and Managing Director
Simon Crowther is a serial entrepreneur and CEO with 20 years of commercial success rooted in the technology sector. Simon had his first profitable exit in 2000 which paved the way for increased leadership roles and exits in subsequent years. He is comfortable at transitioning businesses at different operating stages and leading teams from startup, scale up and turnaround across international markets. Simon also has substantial international public and private board directorship experience with Australian and US entities. Prior to joining Spacetalk, Simon was a CEO with AirMap in California, Partner and Managing Director with Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, and CEO of Nearmap (ASX:NEA).
Simon holds a BA (Hons) Business Studies & Media from Leeds University (UK) and Master of Business & Enterprise from the University of Melbourne.
Independent Non-Executive Director
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.
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, non-executive chairman of ASX-listed home security technology company Scout Security (ASX: SCT), 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 Chair Remuneration and Nomination Committee
Mike was Premier of South Australia for almost ten years from 2002 to 2011. While Premier, he also served as Minister for Economic Development, the Arts, Sustainability and Climate Change and Social Inclusion.
In late 2012 Mike was appointed as Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and was a Governor of the Commonwealth Secretariat. In 2014 he was appointed as Australia’s Ambassador to Italy, San Marino, Albania and Libya, and Permanent Representative to the UN’s World Food Programme and to the Food and Agricultural Organisation.
Mike is currently the UK and Global Chair of the Climate Group.