Joel Kean - Aqua Dreamz Pools (President)
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.
Peter Zukowski - PJ Pools & Spas (Vice President)
As Managing Director of PJ Pools and Spas, Peter understands the complexities involved in the pool and spa industry and is not afraid to give his opinion when it matters. Peter manages a staff of 18 and is involved in wide range of pool construction types - from renovations to fibreglass to concrete. Peter has worked with his father since the age of six, so it was only natural that Peter joined his father in the business, working full time by the age of seventeen. Ten years later, with swimming pool knowledge coursing through his veins, Peter took over the daily running of the company and has not stopped since.
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 MPBAA board since November 2006 and is the current Treasurer of the association.
Cliff Cooke - Cookes Pools & Spas, Cooke Industries
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 MPBAA 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.
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 Master Pool Builders Association Australia (Formally SPASA Victoria) Board and is involved with the current MPBAA Industry Training program.
Dean Jones - Neptune Swimming Pools
Dean is an integral member of Neptune Swimming Pools, managing the residential arm since 2008. A member of the pool industry for more than 31 years, Dean has worked for many of Melbourne’s leading builders and architects and has been involved with many challenging pool projects. He has a clear understanding of the issues facing the industry from both the management and builder perspective and has been lucky enough to be involved in many award winning pool design projects. Dean is a pool builder at heart and still enjoys designing and constructing pools for Melbourne families when time permits.
Gary Kilworth - Out From The Blue
Gary has been a SPASA 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.
Brendan Nelissen - Baycity Pool Service (Immediate Past 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.
Scott Tymkin - Enkipools
Scott is a registered building practitioner who loves bringing design, function and technology together to create outdoor spaces that promote active lifestyles and great family connections. As a former Director of Landscape Victoria Master Landscapers, Scott brings a wealth of knowledge to the industry through his holistic approach to design and construction. His understanding of governance procedures is a big part of what Scott brings with him to MPBAA. His ability to understand the marketing and consumer model has enabled him to grow his business over the decades to become one of the pre-eminent pool designers and builders in Australia.