Cliff Cooke - Cookes Pools & Spas, Cooke Industries (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 has served on the SPASA Victoria board 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.
Brendan Nelissen - Baycity Pool Service (Vice President)
Brendan is the owner and director of Baycity Pool Service in Caulfield South. 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, Brendan believes that 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.
Lindsay Hartshorne - Lincoln Pool Equipment (Treasurer)
Lindsay is the owner and CEO of Lincoln Pool Equipment, a trade supplier of swimming pool equipment. He has served on the SPASA Victoria board since November 2006 and is the current Treasurer of the association.
John D’Arcy - Award Pools & Spas
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 Victoria Board and is involved with the current SPASA Victoria Industry Training program.
Gary Kilworth - Out From The Blue
Gary has been a SPASA Victoria 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
Ted Martin - Compass Pools
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.
Joel Kean - Aqua Dreamz Pools
Joel Kean is the director of a small boutique family business specialising in concrete pool constructions and renovations with over 14 years of experience. Known for his attention to detail, excellent communication skills and quality craftsmanship, Joel takes great pride in his work and has established lasting relationships with clients and industry associates throughout his many years in the pool and spa industry.
Tim Parkinson - Sapphire Spas
As General Manager of Sapphire Spas, Tim runs as a lean and agile organisation in all areas of the business. With a passion for keeping manufacturing in Australia strong, Tim leads the Sapphire Spas team in the same way he holds himself in all areas of his life by working hard, leading by example and treating others with respect. Tim’s experience in manufacturing and sales is an asset to the SPASA Victoria board.
Anna Kraulis - Sunbather
Anna’s role as the Victorian-based Account Manager for Sunbather Pool Heating required her to look after a large network of trade clients throughout Victoria and other States. In her 16 years at Sunbather, Anna has earnt numerous awards for excellence in her role and for her contribution to the industry. Anna is passionate, motivated and a powerful advocate for the swimming pool and spa industry.