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John D’Arcy (President)

John is the founder of a specialist swimming pool and spa construction business, which has operated for over 37 years. He is a long standing member of the SPASA Board and is involved with the current SPASA Industry Training program.

Cliff Cooke (Vice President)

Cliff is an enduring figure of the pool and spa industry, having established Cookes Pools & Spas in 1978 and continually expanded the business to include concrete and fibreglass pools, servicing and retail. Upon developing the Water Witch in the 1990’s, Cliff also established Cooke Industries to support trade clients throughout Australasia.

Cliff is returning to the SPASA Victoria board after serving from 2001-2003 and again from 2007-2010. He is passionate about the pool and spa industry and believes innovation is essential to meeting future client expectations.

Lindsay Hartshorne (Treasurer)

Lindsay is the owner and CEO of Lincoln Pool Equipment, a trade supplier of swimming pool equipment. He has served on the SPASA board since November 2006 and is the current Treasurer of the association.

Justine Carlile

Justine is Principal of Justine Carlile Landscape Design based in Bayside Melbourne. Justine has operated her own landscape design business for over ten years and she specialises in landscape and pool design with an outdoor lifestyle focus. Justine has extensive experience in business management, sales and marketing, international trade, fhorticulture and landscape design.

Gary Kilworth

Gary has been a SPASA Board member for 12 years and was President for 3 of them. He is the Managing Director of Out From The Blue, an industry-leading design and construction enterprise, focused on high-end concrete pools and surrounds, it was established in 1995. Gary’s current responsibilities include government liaison, Australian Standards, and facilitating meetings with members and committees

Rob Kruber

A former President of SPASA Victoria, Rob has over 14 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.

Tim Neish

Tim is the owner of Kew Swimming Pools, an independent pool and spa retailer. He started in the pool industry as a service technician in 2004 and brings a wealth of knowledge on service, maintenance, renovation and equipment.

Ted Martin

Ted is the Company Director at Compass Pools Melbourne, sellers and installers of quality fibreglass swimming pools. Ted established Compass Pools Melbourne over 35 years ago and brings extensive knowledge about the overall fibreglass pool building process.

Brendan Nelissen

Brendan is the Victorian State Manager for Waterco Ltd. With over 10 years in the swimming pool industry, specifically in the manufacturer/supplier sector, Brendan has extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of customer service.
With the constant evolution of technology in the swimming pool industry it is important to maintain focus on the future as well as being grounded in what is affecting us today. Brendan is committed to the future of the Victorian swimming pool industry and is looking to ensure a positive experience for all consumers.

Grant Symes

Grant is the General Manager of Protector Aluminium, having 20 years in the corporate retail business and now 11 years in manufacturing and importing. Protector Aluminium supply across Australia and New Zealand.