The results of the IOR annual elections are in. At the AGM today, 6th November, the President announced that the members had selected Mike Creamer FInstR to be the next President-Elect.  Mike is well known to many through his training organisation Business Edge.  The role of the President-Elect is the join the Board of Trustees and support the current President, Kevin Glass, until his term concludes at the next AGM in 2020.  

The annual election has also led to the appointment of two new Trustees Lisa-Jayne Cook MInstR and Juliet Loiselle MInstR

Existing IOR trustees who retired at the AGM after six years serving on the IOR Board were David Bostock and Mike Nankivell.

The Board is delighted to welcome the addition of all three new members with immediate effect.  


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Mike Creamer                                                                            Lisa-Jane Cook                                                          Juliet Loiselle


For more information about the new Trustees see:


Mike Creamer FInstR  - nomination statement

I’ve enjoyed my membership of the IOR for many years, recognising its fine work and excellent contribution to our industry and I feel very honoured in being considered for this crucially important role.

Although I now have a few grey hairs, my boyish enthusiasm for AC&R technology, machines and applications within our industry remains as strong as ever. I’ve also had the pleasure of working with hundreds of great industry people and engineers for over 40 years.

I am also fortunate to have won a few awards in recognition of my efforts to improve the efficiency and reliability of numerous systems, whilst providing others with the tools and knowledge to do so.

I’ve endeavoured to pass on practical and useful knowledge to engineers via my 15-year Masterclass-Air Conditioning Technology Series and many technical articles and we’ve seen thousands of engineers trained and certified through my company. Even so, there is still much to do, learn and pass on, especially with so many new industry changes and challenges.

Condensed Career History

My career posts include Toolmaker, Design Draughtsman and Mechanical Design Engineer, (drives, gears, cams, pneumatic systems). Then Chief Applications Engineer, Marketing Manager, Sales Director, Compressor Quality Director and Managing Director.

I’ve designed and developed automated production machinery, chemical dehumidification systems achieving -60°C dewpoint, control systems, selection software, variable speed refrigeration systems, calculation software and various air conditioning / refrigeration systems.

My daily work keeps me heavily occupied in Design / R&D and a good deal of time is field-based, working on water chillers, refrigeration systems, process cooling, sea-going equipment and large cooling systems in Nuclear Power Stations.

A real passion of mine is the critical need to reduce wasteful energy consumption and CO2 emissions. My field performance analysis work regularly shows me the huge air conditioning power consumption within buildings and how as much as 30% can be saved by eliminating inefficiency via simple adjustments. Increasing awareness of this environmental opportunity would be one of my objectives as IOR President.

As further evidence of my quest to reduce energy consumption, particularly within large cooling systems, I set about the development in 2013 of a variable speed oil-free centrifugal compressor, achieving very high COP and nearly 40% reduction in power consumption. The unique hybrid non-magnetic bearings allow this machine to run quietly at 49,000rpm with virtually no vibration. Perhaps it will reach the World someday! 

As President of the IOR, I would aim to achieve tangible and worthwhile benefits for the AC&R industry, end-users and the IOR. The need for reduced energy consumption and emissions and the enhancement of engineering skills across the industry, in particular, the elevation of young people, into this wonderful industry, would be my focus.  I would also aim to positively influence the relevant Government Departments by creating stronger awareness of both the need and the means of reducing the UK’s energy consumption.