Graeme Fox has been announced as the new IOR President-Elect during the IOR Annual General Meeting which took place in London on 4 November. Over the next year, the President-Elect will assist the current IOR President in his duties and will take over as the IOR President in November 2022. Graeme has been active in the IOR both as a Trustee and helping to promote air conditioning and heat pumps, working with the Beyond Refrigeration environment group, providing information and advice on F Gas Regulations for our RACHP Engineering Technician Section and giving talks to members.

Upon hearing the announcement, Graeme Fox said “I am hugely grateful for the messages of support from the members – it is truly humbling. I look forward to taking on this role and helping the Institute continue its years of great work and help shape our great industry for the future.” 

Mike Creamer, current IOR President, commented “I should like to sincerely thank all of the candidates who put themselves forward for these important Trustee and President-Elect roles. I warmly welcome those chosen by the IOR Members and look forward to a very constructive year aimed at helping the RACHP industry and its end-user customers as much as we possibly can.”

The President holds a strategic role in representing the vision, the purpose and the work of the Institute as well as leading the Board of Trustees and their Chair. The President is legally responsible with the Trustees for ensuring that the IOR functions properly.

Ian Fisher and Catarina Marques were also elected as the two new trustees on the IOR Board. Ian Fisher is a long-term member of the IOR’s RACHP Engineering Technician Section helping to produce practical bulletins particularly with an air conditioning and heat pump focus and giving talks at colleges. He is also an experienced STEM ambassador with schools.  Catarina who works at London South Bank University has been active in IOR’s SIRACH research network and its Women in RACHP group for many years as well as the membership and papers and publications committees. She has given several technical talks and recently won the Kenneth Lightfoot Medal for her work on heat networks. The Board of Trustees comprises nine elected members as well as the President, Immediate Past President, President-Elect and Treasurer. You can expect to see these new Board members take an even more active role in the work of the IOR Committees, events and campaigns in the future.

Visit https://ior.org.uk/about to find out more on how the IOR election processes and the role of the Board of Trustees. There are many other ways for members to get involved for example committees and working groups, do contact the office to find out more.

 

 

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