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2016 SPASA Board Appointments

logo_newsNEWS RELEASE 17 March 2016
2016 SPASA Board Appointments
Industry to benefit through diverse experience
The Swimming Pool and Spa Association of NSW & ACT (SPASA) announced the appointment of the following board members at its Annual General Meeting held on the 16th March 2016.  

2016 Board Members are -


GUTHRIE, Robert             (P)

Tru Pool

SIMONS, Paul                 (VP)

Lo-Chlor Chemicals

BELLIFEMINE, Janine     (T)

Sunrise Pools

HATFIELD, Jonathan



Zodiac Group Australia


Sunbather Pool Technologies


Award Pools Group


Landart Landcapes


Pool and Spa Consulting

MOORE, Peter

Aquatic Pool and Spa Consulting


Triton Pool & Spa Inspections

Paul Simons and Janine Bellifemine were nominated as Vice President and Treasurer respectively with Robert Guthrie nominated as President for the fourth year in a row.

Robert Guthrie said “It is only with the support of a proactive and dedicated board that an association such as ours can evolve and prosper. Particular mention goes to our outgoing Vice President, Lindsay McGrath who did not re-nominate due to his new appointment as the Executive Director of SPASA Australia.”

“Lindsay’s industry experience, passion and dedication to unifying and improving the industry are widely regarded and respected and we all wish him the very best in his new role.”

“Newly appointed Directors, Garth Jackson and Manfred Wiesemes all bring immense experience and diversity to the Board from both an industry and consumer perspective,” says Guthrie. “

Garth Jackson has been in the Swimming Pool Barrier Inspection Industry for the last 3 years and is the Managing Director of Triton Pool & Spa Inspections, a consultancy specialising in the pool barrier compliance inspection and certification. Garth is an NSW Accredited Certifier, a registered QLD Pool Safety Inspector and is a member of the Royal Life Saving (South Australia)’s Home Pool Inspection Committee.  

Manfred Wiesemes is a past four term SPASA President and a previous long term Director.  He has over 20 years of Swimming Pool & Spa Consulting experience and 50 years of swimming pool construction experience. Manfred is also an Accredited E1 Certifier in NSW.

“Together, we have many years’ experience, and our directors’ diverse skillsets across retail, construction, manufacturing and supply mean we understand the distinctive needs of this industry and our members,” adds Guthrie.

Further information regarding the 2016 SPASA Board should be directed to the SPASA NSW & ACT office.

For further information:
Spiros Dassakis
Chief Executive Officer
Swimming Pool and Spa Association of NSW & ACT (SPASA)
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