SPLASH Magazine
SPLASH! Online
Your industry media.
One audience, every channel.

Gina Nicholson appointed GM of Barrier Reef Pools WA

May 21st, 2024

Experienced executive Gina Nicholson has been appointed general manager of the Barrier Reef Pools WA group.

Owner Brad Hilbert says that since joining the WA team in January 2022, Nicholson has demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication.

“Her industry experience has been instrumental in developing our operations systems and processes, as is reflected in the quality and strength of our team today,” he says.

Nicholson has been in the pool industry for more than 20 years and says her friends consider her a bit of a “pool nerd”, enjoying sending her photos of amazing pools from across the world.

Her first role in the industry was an administration position, secured with the help of a recruitment agency. From there she spent the next 17 years with the same company across roles in planning, scheduling, logistics and as area coordinator – gaining valuable frontline experience across operations and customer service.

“The loyalty and relationships I built over this time provided the building blocks for my career and guided my growth into senior leadership roles, which I thoroughly enjoyed,” she says.

“Since joining the Barrier Reef Group WA in January 2022, I feel my experience in scheduling, process improvement and leadership has had positive impact on the business.”

Her professional passion is to encourage people to be fulfilled by their work.

“Everyone deserves to feel supported and maintain work-life balance. I’m a proud advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace – removing prejudice, supporting working parents and women in our industry is important to me as a person and a leader,” she says.

She has particularly enjoyed building knowledge across sales and retail which complemented her operational experience, and provided her with the confidence to take on the role of general manager.

“I’m so proud of the team we’ve grown, our product range, and the exceptional customer service we deliver every day. The support I’ve received from Brad, the Hilbert family and our dedicated staff has also been nothing short of amazing.

“I’m so thankful to everyone and can’t wait to share in more success together.”

By Chris Maher
SPLASH! Magazine
New Issue Out Now
Subscribe Today
Get the latest industry news & free magazine direct to your inbox.