Ned Coten

Board Member Elect

Ned has been involved in the self storage industry since 2004, when he purchased a fledgling self-storage business in the suburb of Sunshine, Victoria. In the following years, he moved the business to a new site, expanded the operations and developed systems and processes to allow the business to be run entirely under management. In late 2017, he completed negotiations for the purchase of a property in Altona North for a second business – City West Storage – which is now up and running.

Ned’s involvement in the industry has spanned all aspects of strategic planning, development application, build, marketing and management across his businesses. He has been a member of the Self Storage Association of Australasia since 2004 and is excited at the opportunity to represent other owners to assist in the growth and development of the industry.

Outside of the storage industry, Ned is a Chairman, Non-Executive Director and former CEO with over two decades of board-level experience across the commercial and Not for Profit sectors. He has particular expertise in brand strategy, business growth, start-ups, marketing, and change management. Current Board-level leadership experience includes being the Chair of Basketball Australia and Chair of The Contenders Advisory Board.

Ned was previously the Managing Director of Acorn Branding, CEO of Perth Wildcats & Victoria Titans (National Basketball league) and Adelaide Force FC (A-League). He holds a Batchelor of Education and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and represented Australia in the U20 World Basketball Championships.

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