• About SPASA Australia

    About SPASA Australia

  • SPASA Australia Team

    SPASA Australia Team

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About SPASA Australia

The Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia (SPASA) represents pool builders, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, technical servicemen, subcontractors, installers, consultants and other allied trades–nationwide. SPASA brings together swimming pool and spa industry stakeholders to form a representative body focused on action and influence. SPASA represents the many and varied interests of the entire swimming pool and spa industry with ‘one voice’ to a diverse audience which includes government, media, investors, legislative bodies and consumers.

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.

For a copy of the Association Bylaws & Constitution, click here

The Executive Team

Lynley Papineau

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.

Rob Guthrie, Director
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.

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.

Trent Moran, Director

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.

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.

Lindsay McGrath

At the helm of the not-for-profit Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA) Australia, Lindsay McGrath is charged with leading the association through a unifying project and the merging of state organisations and cultures into a more efficient and powerful industry body.