Martin Coote

Board Member Elect

I grew up around the self storage industry and the SSAA. Lock Distributors is a family business and we have been suppliers to the industry since its earliest days. We have always been active in the SSAA as service members. My late father, Robert, was President in 2000 and my mother, Elaine, was made a Life Member last year.

I have been personally active in the Association, attending conferences and regional meetings in Australia and New Zealand, presenting at O-Days, and contributing to the Insider magazine. I bring with me this knowledge of the SSAA and the industry, as well as previous board experience as director and chairman. I have a diverse background covering business, law and the creative arts. Through our company I also work with the security and vending industries.

I am currently the Chairman of the 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. As a board we facilitate and participate in partnerships between business, government and other stakeholders, with Western Sydney Airport a major factor in our forward planning. We also stage community events that attract over 25,000 visitors.

I have been a Director for Lock Distributors since 2013. The company comprises three divisions, with Lock Distributors a wholesaler of specialist locks for the self storage and vending industries. We also operate a group of locksmith and security companies in NSW, and have a property maintenance business to complement the locksmithing in Sydney.

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