Ned Coten

Board Member Elect

I am a Chair, Non Executive, CEO & Director with over two decades of board level experience across the commercial and Not for Profit sectors with particular experience in brand strategy, business growth, startups, marketing, and change management. Board level leadership experience include Chair of Basketball Australia and Chair of The Contenders Advisory Board.

In these roles I have driven focus on bottom line profitability (from $700K + loss at BA to profitability), Governance structures and commercial outcomes, including significant long-term partnerships in both organisations. In an executive capacity I am the Co-Founder & Marketing Director of Emprevo (a Healthtech startup – revenue of $10M+) and Managing Director of Game Plan Strategy.

I was previously the Managing Director of Acorn Branding and the Chief Executive Officer of the Victoria Titans and Adelaide Force FC. I hold an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, represented Australia in the U20 World Basketball Championship and competed in the National Basketball League with Perth Wildcats and North Melbourne Giants.

In 2004, I purchased a fledgling self-storage business in the suburb of Sunshine, Victoria. Following that, I purchased land and moved the business to a new location and have subsequently expanded the operations and put systems and processes in place to allow the business to be run fully under management. In late 2017, I completed negotiations for the purchase of a property in Altona North on which we have just had completed building Stage 1 of a second storage business. This has included all aspects of negotiation, development application, build marketing and management of both businesses. I have been a member of the Self Storage Association of Australasia since 2004.

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