Swimming Pool & Spa Association Of Queensland Inc.

Swimming Pool & Spa Association Of Queensland Inc.
Swimming Pool & Spa Association Of Queensland Inc.
Building & Construction-FORTITUDE VALLEY, QLD
Building & Construction-Fortitude Valley, QLD
About SPASA Australia The Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia Ltd (SPASA Australia) is Australia's Peak Swimming Pool & Spa Industry Body. It is committed to advancing the health, ..
PO Box 2123, Fortitude Valley, Qld, 4006.
PO Box 2123, Fortitude Valley, Qld, 4006.
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About SPASA Australia The Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia Ltd (SPASA Australia) is Australia's Peak Swimming Pool & Spa Industry Body. It is committed to advancing the health, integrity and sustainability of our industry at a National level, by promoting safety, professionalism and integrity of the industry to key National stakeholders. Our members are SPASA Queensland, SPASA South Australia, SPASA Victoria, SPASA Western Australia, SPASA New South Wales & ACT, National Suppliers and the Franchise Chains of Poolwerx, Swimart, Clark Rubber and Poolside. The President of each State association represents his or her state by acting as a director of the national body, along with a retail aftermarket Director. As the largest Association of its kind in Australia, SPASA Australia represents over 1,290 industry professionals across the Nation. It has the support of all key State SPASA Associations, and retains the largest group of National Members who lead Australia's aquatic leisure industry. SPASA Australia's charter is not simply to advocate and respond on National issues of importance to our industry, but also to proactively create and execute strategies to enhance the credibility and longevity of the National industry. SPASA Australia is the National contact point within Australia, and is the first point of call for international interaction. The Executive Team PRESIDENT Lynley Papineau Director - SPASA WA President As SPASA WA President, and Executive Director of Aquatic Leisure Technologies, Lynley brings more than 20 years' industry experience to SPASA Australia. She received the 2001 Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award, & was awarded the Centenary Medal by the Commonwealth of Australia for her contribution to business. VICE PRESIDENT Rob Kruber Director - SPASA Vic President Former Vice President and now President of SPASA Victoria, Rob has over 10 years' experience working within the swimming pool and spa industry. He is the Operations Manager of leading Australian Spa Manufacturer, Spa Industries and brings with him extensive business and industry knowledge. Trent Moran Director - SPASA SA Trent is the current Treasurer of SPASA South Australia. He is the State Manager for Classic Pools and Spas, Australia's Leading Above Ground Pool and Spa Retailer which specialises in Award Winning modular pools engineered to be installed Above or In-ground. Trent brings 20 years of retail experience to SPASA Australia. Andrew Jakovac Director - SPASA QLD President Andrew has more 10 years of extensive aquatic industry experience. His corporate and legal background has led to successful collaboration with industry and government stakeholders, both as President of SPASA Queensland, and as a director of one of Australia's leading industry participants, Majestic Pools & Landscapes. John O'Brien – Retail Aftermarket Director John is the Founder and CEO of Poolwerx Corporation and has been in the industry for 25 years. John was instrumental in developing the Swimming Pool Retail Association of Australia (SPRAA) and is actively involved in the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) where he was a FCA Hall of Fame inductee in 2012. Rob Guthrie – SPASA NSW & ACT President Rob has been a member of SPASA since 1995 and a Board Member since 2009. Rob's career has always been focused on small to medium business and, as the owner of TruPool Turramurra and Roseville for more than 20n years, he has vast hands-on experience in the retail and service sectors of the pool industry. Rob holds a Contractor's licence and his industry experience extends to pool renovations. To remain informed and connected with latest innovations in the pool industry, Rob regularly attends pool industry trade shows in the USA, Europe and China. Gary Nye - CEO/Secretary Gary has an extensive career in retail holding a number of senior management roles including Managing Director Bilo Supermarkets, Managing Director Target Australia and more recently Chief Operating Officer Clark Rubber Franchising. He has been active in Industry Associations including the Retail Traders Association and as a founding Director of the Swimming Pool Retail Association of Australia (SPRAA), the last two years as it's President. Gary joined SPASA Australia in September 2014 as CEO and is committed to a national industry association representing the interests of its members. Greg Every – Member Services Manager Greg joined us in December 2014 from his role as Executive Director of the Swimming Pool Retail Association Australia (SPRAA). He has considerable experience working with Industry Associations. He is also a member of the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council's Property Industry Advisory Committee. Previously, as General Manager Public Affairs for Coles Myer he led a centre of excellence team which delivered services to the company's brands. He is a Member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia.

The Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia Ltd (SPASA Australia) is Australia's Peak Swimming Pool & Spa Industry Body. It is committed to advancing the health, integrity and sustainability of our industry at a National level, by promoting safety, professionalism and integrity of the industry to key National stakeholders.

Our members are SPASA Queensland, SPASA South Australia, SPASA Victoria, SPASA Western Australia, SPASA New South Wales & ACT, National Suppliers and the Franchise Chains of Poolwerx, Swimart, Clark Rubber and Poolside. The President of each State association represents his or her state by acting as a director of the national body, along with a retail aftermarket Director.

As the largest Association of its kind in Australia, SPASA Australia represents over 1,290 industry professionals across the Nation. It has the support of all key State SPASA Associations, and retains the largest group of National Members who lead Australia's aquatic leisure industry. SPASA Australia's charter is not simply to advocate and respond on National issues of importance to our industry, but also to proactively create and execute strategies to enhance the credibility and longevity of the National industry.

SPASA Australia is the National contact point within Australia, and is the first point of call for international interaction.

The Executive Team

  • PRESIDENT Lynley Papineau Director - SPASA WA President

    As SPASA WA President, and Executive Director of Aquatic Leisure Technologies, Lynley brings more than 20 years' industry experience to SPASA Australia. She received the 2001 Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award, & was awarded the Centenary Medal by the Commonwealth of Australia for her contribution to business.

  • VICE PRESIDENT Rob Kruber Director - SPASA Vic President
    Former Vice President and now President of SPASA Victoria, Rob has over 10 years' experience working within the swimming pool and spa industry. He is the Operations Manager of leading Australian Spa Manufacturer, Spa Industries and brings with him extensive business and industry knowledge.

  • Trent Moran Director - SPASA SA

    Trent is the current Treasurer of SPASA South Australia. He is the State Manager for Classic Pools and Spas, Australia's Leading Above Ground Pool and Spa Retailer which specialises in Award Winning modular pools engineered to be installed Above or In-ground. Trent brings 20 years of retail experience to SPASA Australia.

  • Andrew Jakovac Director - SPASA QLD President

    Andrew has more 10 years of extensive aquatic industry experience. His corporate and legal background has led to successful collaboration with industry and government stakeholders, both as President of SPASA Queensland, and as a director of one of Australia's leading industry participants, Majestic Pools & Landscapes.

  • John O'Brien – Retail Aftermarket Director

    John is the Founder and CEO of Poolwerx Corporation and has been in the industry for 25 years.  John was instrumental in developing the Swimming Pool Retail Association of Australia (SPRAA) and is actively involved in the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) where he was a FCA Hall of Fame inductee in 2012.

  • Rob Guthrie – SPASA NSW & ACT President

    Rob has been a member of SPASA since 1995 and a Board Member since 2009. Rob's career has always been focused on small to medium business and, as the owner of TruPool Turramurra and Roseville for more than 20n years, he has vast hands-on experience in the retail and service sectors of the pool industry.  Rob holds a Contractor's licence and his industry experience extends to pool renovations. To remain informed and connected with latest innovations in the pool industry, Rob regularly attends pool industry trade shows in the USA, Europe and China.

  • Gary Nye - CEO/Secretary

    Gary has an extensive career in retail holding a number of senior management roles including Managing Director Bilo Supermarkets, Managing Director Target Australia and more recently Chief Operating Officer Clark Rubber Franchising.

    He has been active in Industry Associations including the Retail Traders Association and as a founding Director of the Swimming Pool Retail Association of Australia (SPRAA), the last two years as it's President.

    Gary joined SPASA Australia in September 2014 as CEO and is committed to a national industry association representing the interests of its members.

  • Greg Every – Member Services Manager

    Greg joined us in December 2014 from his role as Executive Director of the Swimming Pool Retail Association Australia (SPRAA).  He has considerable experience working with Industry Associations.  He is also a member of the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council's Property Industry Advisory Committee.  Previously, as General Manager Public Affairs for Coles Myer he led a centre of excellence team which delivered services to the company's brands. He is a Member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia.

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