Martin Coote

Board Member

Martin grew up around the self storage industry and the SSAA. His late father, Robert, was SSAA President in 2000 and mother, Elaine, was made a Life Member in 2018. Martin has been personally active in the SSAA, attending conferences and regional meetings in Australia and New Zealand, presenting at O-Days, and contributing to Insider magazine. He brings to the board this knowledge of the SSAA and the industry, as well as previous board experience as director and chairman.

Martin is Director of Lock Distributors Pty Ltd and has a diverse background covering business, law and the creative arts. Lock Distributors is a wholesaler of specialist locks for the self storage and vending industries, and operates a group of locksmith and security companies in NSW. Under his direction the company resumed direct control of its distribution in New Zealand and acquired two more businesses in 2017.

Martin is Chairman of St Marys Town Centre Ltd, a not-for-profit board charged with the support, development and promotion of a retail and commercial precinct comprising over 250 businesses in western Sydney. The board facilitates and participates in partnerships between business, government and other stakeholders, with Western Sydney Airport a major factor in its forward planning. It also stages community events that attract over 25,000 visitors annually.

Martin lives in Sydney and enjoys music, art and subtracting bottles from his wine collection.

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