Triathlon WA Board Members

Justine Bolton


Justine Bolton is a finance and human resources professional with a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Business (Human Resources). Justine is also a FCPA and MAICD and is currently employed with Heart Foundation WA as the Director for Finance and Human Resources. Justine previously served on the Board of Triathlon WA as Treasurer (2008/09 & 09/10) and as General Member (2011/12), Treasurer (2012/13) and President (13/14 ) of Stadium Triathlon Club.


Steve Norton

Elected Member

Steve has worked in State Government for over 20 years and has experience in leadership and Governance. He has been involved in emergency services and response groups and is a qualified investigator. Steve has been involved in Triathlon for a number of years through competing, coaching and is one of TWA’s senior Technical Officials. He is Chairperson of the Technical Reference Panel and also a member of Triathlon Australia”s Ethics and Integrity Panel.

Meredith Hammat

Elected Member

Meredith Hammat has a long term interest in working with not-for-profit, member based organisations. In her current role as Secretary of Unions WA she represents 30 affiliated unions with 150,000 members in WA. She has a Masters degree, is Chair of the Australian Super WA Advisory Board and a member of the State Training Board and the WA Sustainable Health Review Panel. She took up triathlon after having kids and found it a great way to encourage the whole fmaily to lead an active lifestyle. 

Paul Gregory

Elected Member

Paul is a commercial lawyer and governance professional with over 10 years’ experience. He holds a Master of Laws from the University of Queensland, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Graduate Certificate in Commerce (Applied Finance), Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Griffith University. He is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance at the Governance Institute of Australia. Paul is the legal counsel for Western Australia at one of Australia’s largest mining and construction equipment solutions companies, as well as the company secretary of a local construction solutions company.

Paul participated in his first triathlon as part of a team in 2012. He instantly connected with the personal challenge and healthy and active lifestyle that triathlon presents, as well as the friendly and supportive nature of the triathlon community. Paul still enjoys competing socially in local and inter-state sprint and Olympic distance triathlons.

Struan Burges

Elected Member

Struan is a project management professional with a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Commercial and Resources Law. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association and is currently employed with GHD Pty Ltd.

Struan previously worked for the Department of Sport and Recreation and served on the Board of the UWA Sport and Recreation Association (2003-2005 and 2009-2011) and Hockey Western Australia (2009-2010). He was a member of the Western Australian Institute of Sport Men’s Hockey Squad and enjoys participating in team triathlons to keep fit during the off-season.

David Martin

Elected Member

David is an I.T. professional with over 35 years experience, with the last 20 running his own business. With a tertiary backed in electronics, he spent many years building hardware infrastructures, but over the last 20 years has become a software developer, app developer, and online security consultant. His company also created the leading Australian 4WD tourism website (, which is an independent subsidiary business. David enjoys a diverse range of outdoor pursuits including scuba diving (qualified instructor), rock climbing, windsurfing, fishing, boating, 4WD travel and camping, cycling, swimming, adventure racing, and triathlon. David has been involved in multisport racing since 2005, having completed many long-course Adventure Races and Triathlons. He has completed 15 Ironman 70.3 events, including two World Championships and two Asia-Pacific Championships. David has served 3 terms as President of the North Coast Triathlon Club (2014 - 2017), is a Triathlon Development Coach and conducts squad training sessions for swimmers and cyclists at NCTC.

Melanie Mason

Elected Member

Melanie is a qualified accountant with over 25 years commercial experience and has worked for the past 10 years in the education/not for profit sector.

She is a qualified England Athletics coach and volunteered as the Surrey County Statistician.

Melanie has followed triathlon for many years and has competed in a few but is more often see on the sidelines cheering on her teenage daughter, however she has vowed to compete again in the 2018-19 season! 

Melanie is the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Ann Brinkamp

Elected Member

Ann holds a Bachelor of Commerce with 15 years experience in Business Development and Account Management. She has a particular interest in non-for-profit, member-based organisations and the associated member & customer experience.

Ann started triathlon in 2013, initially to get fit and meet different people. She enjoys the supportive nature of the sport as well as the opportunity to constantly find new a new challenge. 

Michelle Potter

Elected member

Michelle is a market research professional, with a Bachelor of Science and over 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing and data analysis. She is currently employed by GfK as an Account Director with responsibility for clients across WA and SA in both the media and retail sectors.

As well as being a qualified children’s swimming teacher and having a lifelong love of the water, Michelle was often inspired by family and friends competing in Triathlons and finally decided to take on the challenge herself two years ago. Since then she has encouraged several friends to join her and is looking forward to her first team Ironman 70.3 event.