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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.

Andrew Pullen
Director

Andrew is Managing Director at Vortex Leisure, which is known in the industry as Spa World. He has been there over 13 years. Spa World is now thought to be the largest spa specialist retail group worldwide. Additional to his role with Vortex Leisure, Andrew is also the Vice President of Asia Pacific for Jacuzzi brands, the owner of Vortex Leisure.

Anthony Cross
Director

Anthony brings over 16 years’ experience in the Pool and Spa Industry to the SPASA Australia board. Having recently sat as a committee member for the Australian Standards change to AS1839 Anthonyunderstands the ins and outs of the industry and the standards within it.

Anthony Grice
Director

Current CEO of Clark Rubber, Anthony has been within the Australian retail industry for over 25 years’. He leads a group of professionals who together are responsible for developing and executing strategies to grow the business and drive financial performance for the Clark Rubber Franchise. Additionally, Anthony also serves as the Chairman of the Pool Franchise Council, meaning he brings a wealth of knowledge to the board.

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.

Steven Humphris
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

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.      

Lindsay McGrath
Spiros Dassakis
Chief Policy Officer

As Chief Policy Officer, Spiros is responsible for the national advocacy of the Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA), and is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Research and Learning (IRLearning), which is an advisory and research organisation that is a wholly owned subsidiary of SPASA. 

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

Spiros Dassakis
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