Directors and Executive Team

Directors

Stefan Ossenberg, Chairman

Stefan has over 20 years experience within the building industry, 10 years of this specialising in water safety and 8 years Product Certification experience.  He also has Technical Committees experience in Australian Standards. He has a passion and focus on advocacy, governance and strategy.


Troy Cartwright, Deputy Chairman

Coming from a background of small business and education, Troy has 15 years of experience in the pool industry and is the Chief Services Officer at Poolwerx.  He specialises in Human Resource Management, Operations, Learning and Development, Marketing and Global expansion and business growth aided and supported by franchising.


Adam Jaworski, Director

Adam brings over 15 years financial, managerial and strategic accounting experience to the SPASA Australia Board.  As a Chartered Accountant he has worked with small, medium and large businesses over the years, both internally as well as advisory, working to help support business growth through financial and strategic management, reporting and understanding.


Jacque Patterson, Director

Jacque has been in the pool industry for approx 16 years and is a dealer with Narellan Swimming Pools. She is extremely proud of her business and along with her husband, works hard to provide a high level of service to clients. She is extremely passionate about the pool industry in NZ and was the recipient of Business Woman of the year in 2017 for the Narellan Group.


Lynley Papineau, Director

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.


Matthew Galvin, Director

A productive member of the swimming pool industry since 2005, Matthew progressed from construction management to owning his own company, Environ Pools. Matthew has attuned his skillset to provide customers the swimming pool of their dreams and has forged standing relationships with suppliers and manufacturers alike.  This has solidified his company as being a trusted builder for Queensland.


Rob Kruber, Director

Entrepreneurial by nature, Rob is passionate about business and has been directly involved in a number of key industry shaping events during his career. A qualified electrician by trade, Rob has over 15 years experience working in the Pool & Spa Industry and is the CEO of leading Australian Spa and Swim Spa Manufacturer, Spa Industries Global. 


Steven Humpris, Director

With 23 years of management experience in the swimming pool industry, Steven has developed the leadership and communication skills required to be a SPASA board member. Steven is committed to a single National Industry Association of the swimming pool industry to advocate, develop and drive our industry forward. 


Tom Boadle, Director

With a 15 year history within the swimming pool industry, Tom has had the privilege to develop a broad range of experiences across core business disciplines including sales, marketing, financial, strategic, manufacturing and technology. Tom draws on both national and international experience to valuably contribute to the future, success, sustainability, and prosperity of the Australian Swimming Pool Industry.

 



Executive Team

Lindsay McGrath, Chief Executive Officer                         

 

A motivated, intuitive and goal-driven strategist.  Lindsay views challenges with enthusiasm and sceptical optimism. An inclusive culture builder, utilising a wide range of experiences in leadership across various trade, corporate and non-for-profit sectors.

“It is a pleasure to lead the swimming pool and spa industry, we make happier and healthier people.”- Lindsay McGrath.                                        

   
Spiros Dassakis, Chief Operating Officer

 

As Chief Operating Officer , Spiros is responsible for national advocacy, group operations and the management of SPASA Training,  a Registered Training Organisation wholly owned by the association.  

Prior to joining SPASA Australia, Spiros had a successful track record in developing and implementing solutions for a diverse range of private and public companies.

   
Peter Holland, RTO Training Manager

 

Peter has over 20 year’s experience in Vocational’ Education and Training with a specialist background in Work Health and Safety, Training and Assessment Qualifications, Management and Emergency response training.

Peter has a passion for training and development, enhancing industry knowledge and providing the best experience for learners. 

   
Luke Daly, Sales & Marketing Manager
 

With extensive experience across many sectors of the industry, Luke is passionate about working with members to help build the professionalism and reputation of the pool industry.

He has proven himself to be an exemplary team member who is well respected by the Board, colleagues and members alike.