Triathlon WA Board Members

David Martin

President

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 (ExplorOz.com), 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.

Steve Norton

Vice President

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 and is a member of the State Training Board and the My Leave Board.  She took up triathlon after having kids and found it a great way to encourage the whole family to lead an active lifestyle.   


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. 

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.

Ross Pedlow

Elected Member

Ross Pedlow has been involved with triathlon and multisport for over 30 years. Starting as an athlete, stepping up to coaching and forming a squad, then deciding to create a club. He is now helping put on exciting draft legal races for all athletes to enjoy. He has spent most of his working life in small to medium sized businesses and is enjoying running his own small business. Joining the TWA board is an honour. Ross truly believes triathlon is the best sport for a healthy lifestyle and is hoping to make a positive influence to triathlon in Western Australia.

Ben King

Elected Member

Ben King is a family lawyer working with a top tier family law firm, focusing on complex property settlement disputes for high net worth individuals. 

Ben is a former professional cyclist, having been an AIS and WAIS Scholarship holder and Australian Representative.  He has ridden in some of the world’s biggest races including the Tour of California, Tour de L’Avenir and Paris Roubaix. He currently coaches a number of talented young cyclists. 

Ben competed in his first triathlon in 2004 and now competes socially in half and full Ironman events.  Ben has a particular interest in encouraging junior athletes and everyday people to participate in local training and racing, promoting the healthy lifestyle and community spirit synonymous with the sport.

Steve Lyon

Elected Member

Steve Lyon is currently a General Manager for an oil and gas operating company. He holds a Master's Degree in Chemical and Process Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer and a Professional Process Safety Engineer. Steve is also a board member of the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT).

Steve took up triathlon to enjoy a healthier lifestyle and be an active and healthy father for his two young children. He has competed for a number of years at various distances from Sprint to half Ironman. He most recently represented Great Britain at the ITU Triathlon World Championships in the Gold Coast.

Ashleigh Apps

Appointed Member

Ashleigh holds a Bachelor Degree in Sport Management and has over 14 years’ experience working within the sport and recreation industry. Her main focus has been in the commercial development of sport, through event management, marketing, project management and strategic partnerships. Ashleigh has developed her skills through employment at State Sporting Associations, National not-for-profit organisation and a professional sporting team.

Ashleigh started triathlon in 2005 after moving from a swimming background. Although not currently participating in the sport, due to having her first child in Dec 2018, Ashleigh is still an engaged and avoid supporter of the sport through family members participation.

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