Former politician, Goldman Sachs exec join K-TIG board
Adelaide hi-tech welding company K-TIG has appointed former Labor MP Trish White and former Goldman Sachs Head of Equities David Acton to its board.
It follows the resignation of Melbourne-based Director Mark Twycross from the ASX-listed manufacturers earlier this month.
A former politician, White represented the northern suburbs seat of Taylor in the South Australian Lower House from 1994 to 2010 and served in the Rann Cabinet as Minister for Education and Children’s Services and later Minister for Science, Transport, Urban Development and Planning.
Since stepping aside from politics in 2010, she has taken on an extensive career as a non-executive director, holding board roles with energy company WorleyParsons, the Motor Accident Commission, Australia Post, Community Housing Ltd, corporate advisory firm Slingsby Taylor, Engineers Australia, the National Rail Safety Regulator and Flinders Port Holdings.
She has also chaired industry advisory boards at both UniSA and Adelaide University, and led the boards of Engineering Education Australia and EngInsure Insurance.
White was also a member of the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce from 2017 to 2018.
Meanwhile, Acton was with Goldman Sachs for more than 16 years, primarily as Managing Director, Head of Equities in New York, Singapore and Sydney.
He has since moved on to become a Senior Capital Markets Adviser at multinational investment firm Rothschild & Co.
K-TIG Chair Stuart Carmichael said both White and Acton “bring significant experience to the board that will benefit K-TIG immediately, as we look to grow the business both domestically and internationally”.