Following the Triathlon Western Australia (TWA) Annual General Meeting on Saturday 21 October 2023, we are pleased to announce the election of one (1) new Board Member, the re-election of one (1) Board Member, and the confirmation of two (2) new Life Members.
RESULTS OF BOARD ELECTION
Members of the Association had the opportunity to vote to fill two (2) elected Board vacancies. The two candidates selected were Brenden Koh (UWA Triathlon Club) and Steve Norton (Stadium Triathlon Club).
Thank you to our other nominees, Alana Zelones and Rebecca Speirs. We very much appreciate your nomination, and value your ongoing contribution to the Triathlon WA Community.
Brenden Koh – Re-Elected Board Member
- Previous Board and Senior Leadership Experience
- Senior Management Experience
- Club Leadership Experience
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Human Resources / People and Culture
Brenden is a returning Board Member, recently having served as President/Chair of Triathlon WA. His previous four years of board experience has prepared him to provide ongoing governance and strategic leadership. As a dedicated triathlete and former President of the UWA Triathlon Club from 2010-2018, Brenden understands the needs of athletes and clubs, and is a strong advocate for the role clubs play in our sport.
Brenden is passionate about fostering growth, inclusivity, providing opportunities for WA Athletes, and ensuring sound financial management of the sport.
He is a senior management leader with over 17 years of experience in professional roles spanning Risk, Human Resource Management, Operations management and Health & Safety. He holds a degree in Health Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety, and a Master in Business Administration as well as AICD qualification in Advance Governance and is currently employed as Senior Health & Safety Business partner with an ASX100 listed company.
Brenden completed his first Triathlon in 2008 and has always been an active member of the UWA Triathlon Club, including the role of President from 2010 until 2018 and is a strong advocate for triathlon clubs and the role they play in this sport.
Steve Norton – Elected Board Member
- High Level Technical Officiating Experience
- Governance & Management
- Previous TWA Board Experience
- Previous Committee Experience
Steve has been involved in triathlon for many years, having served on the TWA Board previously from 2014-2019, and the Technical Reference Panel from 2015-2022. As a Senior Technical Official for AusTriathlon and World Triathlon, Steve brings a unique skillset and wealth of behind the scenes event experience with him.
Professionally, Steve works for the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. He has completed certifications including the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AIOCD) course on Governance Foundations for the Not-for-profit Director, the AIOCD Advanced Governance Course, and an Advanced Diploma in Management.
CONFIRMATION OF BOARD LEADERSHIP TEAM
Following the Board Meeting on 25th October 2023, Triathlon WA is pleased to confirm the below Board Members in the leadership roles of President, Vice President and Treasurer respectively.
- President – Brenden Koh
- Vice President – Henrietta Farrell
- Treasurer – Lauren McGregor
For more information about all TWA Board members, please visit the Board Page here.
NEW LIFE MEMBERS WELCOMED
We are very pleased to confirm the election of two new Life Members of Triathlon Western Australia in recognition of their distinguished and innovative service to the sport.
David Budge – Life Member
For over 20 years Dave has led innovations and grown triathlon in Western Australia to what it currently is today. He’s provided quality and inclusive events for every type of person wanting to participate in triathlon and been Race Director for over 200 Triathlons in Western Australia, including over 50 State, National and World Championship events. Dave managed the first multisport event in the summers of 1991-92, the Coca Cola Aquathlon Series. It was a 3 race aquathlon series held at Scarborough Beach. The races were pitched as a battle of the codes between surf lifesavers and triathletes. In 2001 he was part of a group from Triathlon WA who pitched a triathlon event to the Geographe Tourism Association to be hosted in Busselton. This was the beginning of a long relationship between the sport of Triathlon and the City of Busselton. Dave played a significant role in managing the event for two decades including Race Directing the event from 2008 to 2021. At its peak the event was one of the largest Half Ironman races in the world, with over 3,000 participants racing as an individual or as part of a team. The “Busso Half” had established itself as one of the iconic mass participation sporting events in WA.
Vicki Delves – Life Member
Since becoming involved with triathlon, Vicki has tirelessly contributed to the sport. Her service record exceeds expectations demonstrated through her commitment to triathlon community both in terms of sustained involvement and participant focused engagement. Vicki’s association with City Triathlon Club began as a foundation member in 1993, she has undertaken a number of roles such as head coach and coordinator of the club’s TRYstars program for 15 years and more recently, club President (2021-23). This service that she has provided has also expanded to the wider triathlon community. Vicki has also contributed to the continued development of women in triathlon. In 1997, Vicki created the Women’s Triathlon Academy. This Academy, now in its 26th year, has been an integral part of the WA triathlon landscape and provided a safe and inclusive environment for women of all ages and abilities to experience triathlon. Vicki also volunteered her time as a guest speaker for Triathlon WA’s ‘Women in Sport’ initiatives and conducted women’s only cycling sessions. Vicki has also volunteered many hours to the triathlon community outside of her coaching activities; as a supporter and volunteer at the Weetbix triathlon; supporter, volunteer and participant of Women’s Triathlon event; the lead escort rider for elite athletes at Busselton for 5 years; a marshal at the School Sport WA triathlon events and as a member of the School Sport WA board.
Congratulations to our two new Life Members, Vicki and Dave. Both very deserving recipients.