Media tech start-up Tv2Go announced that David Twine (FAICD*) has joined the Board of Directors. After a wide footprint of international leadership positions, formerly with BHP Billiton and the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), this is a fitting and exciting complement to both Tv2Go and Mr Twine’s portfolio. Mr Twine’s extensive international business background with executive and board positions in the private sector, government and diplomatic service will add further depth and strength to Tv2Go’s already solid International Board. In particular David’s deep experience in governance, international business growth, trade and investment, private equity and investment management will be a distinct asset to Tv2Go.
In Sydney, David Twine said: “the companies with which I have worked in international business reflect the full spectrum of industry, from big end of town blue-chips right through to ‘mom ‘n pop’ companies and tech savvy start-ups. The challenges and opportunities in building and operating globally differ markedly but one thing they all share is the need to diligently do the hard yards of homework in strategy, planning, implementation and good governance. The drive and excitement of building real value from nothing is deeply motivating. After all, I was an engineer once engineers like to make things … then we like to reinvent them and make them even better! As for Tv2Go, I think it stirred my entrepreneurial genes that was the missing link in my portfolio and which has attracted me the most. Tv2Go’s Board and Executive are a highly talented international group and it will be an honour to work with them.”
Mr Christopher Ross, Founder and Chairman of Tv2Go, said: “I'm delighted to welcome David to the Board. He brings a wealth of international business and governance experience from the private and public sectors as well as a formidable business network globally which will be hugely valuable in contributing insights and perspectives that go to the heart of informing good governance, strategy and risk management. His open style and reputation for getting things done with integrity will be a great asset to the team. I look forward to working closely with David and welcome him on board.”
While Mr Twine has been advising Tv2Go on strategy and governance for some time, he now takes up the Board position with immediate effect.
(*) Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors