Triathlon WA Board Members

Steve Lyon

President

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.

Travis Bentley

Vice President

Travis has an eleven-year association with triathlon as an “athlete” and more than half of that also serving roles as a coach, official and club administration.  His proudest achievement in triathlon is being instrumental in starting the Perth Hills Triathlon Club and serving as its president for five years from inception.  As a ten-time Ironman finisher he understands that perseverance is often the key to success.

Outside of triathlon Travis has a successful career in private enterprise as a manager with extensive experience in sales, marketing and strategy development.  As part of the TWA Board he hopes to apply these skills to help promote triathlon as a lifestyle sport of choice for West Australians.

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.

Brenden Koh

Elected Member

Brenden Koh is a management professional and has served in various roles spanning Risk Management, Human Resources, and is currently employed as the Fleet Operations Manager Australasia’s largest Transport & Logistics Company. In this role he manages a diverse, unionised team, and uses a practical and realistic management style to bring out the best in his people.   

Brenden holds a Bachelor of Health Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety, and a Master in Business Administration.

Brenden completed his first Triathlon in 2008 and has been on the committee of the UWA Triathlon Club for the last 10 years, including the role of President from 2010 until 2018. He has previously raced in the Age Group Championships for Australia, completed the Busso Ironman and also completed 11 Ironman 70.3 races.  His other hobbies include rugby, diving, fishing and camping. 

Since having two young daughters, his Triathlon training looks a little different now, but his passion for the sport remains as strong as ever.

Emma Elliott

Elected Member

Emma is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA), an association that provides learning and development to law firm management professionals. Prior to this Emma worked within management roles within several law firms.

Emma holds a Bachelor of Sports Science and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and currently serves on the board of Golf WA. Prior to this she served on the board of ALPMA.

Emma has a passion for all sports in particular women in sport and the benefits of sport for children. She has participated in various corporate triathlon team challenges.

Jeni Preen

Appointed Member

Jeni is a qualified accountant with over 20 years commercial experience and for the past 10 years has worked in the construction and mining sector. Jeni comes from a sporting family background which has always played a very big role in her life. She started triathlon in 2009 by signing up for an 8 week training programme to complete a short course event and was quickly bitten by the triathlon bug and lifestyle leading to multiple 70.3 and Ironman finishes. Jeni enjoys the challenge of training and racing and believes that triathlon provides a healthy and supportive environment for people of all abilities. 

Kirstin Beedie

Elected Member

Sophie Row

Elected Member

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