Rann’s new board role
Adelaide smartwatch company Spacetalk has added former Premier Mike Rann to its board.
The state’s third-longest serving leader has spent his post-political life across a range of disciplines, including international diplomacy, business consulting and academia.
His appointment at Spacetalk – manufacturers of smartphone watches for kids – adds to a portfolio of board appointments which include Chair of both the UK-based Climate Group and Power of Nutrition charity.
“Spacetalk is an exciting company operating in an important segment of the economy,” Rann said in a statement.
“The connected kids' wearables segment is one of the fastest growing in the world, and Spacetalk is a globally recognised brand.
"I am particularly attracted to working with a young, talented team headquartered in Adelaide that is using the most advanced technologies, developed locally, to help improve the safety of both the young and the elderly.”
Rann’s appointment at Spacetalk comes amid a shakeup of the ASX-listed company’s board, with global proptech executive Georg Chmiel replacing Mark Fortunatow as Chair.
Fortunatow, who co-founded Spacetalk’s predecessor MGM Wireless in 2001, remains Spacetalk’s CEO despite relinquishing the board leadership position.