Five compete for IoR Council election
While in recent times, the Institute has sometimes struggled to find enough member keen to serve, this year five individuals are competing for the two places which become available in April when, under the Institute’s constitution, two of the six currently elected members step down.
In addition to the recently retired Mike Nankivell and Integral industrial refrigeration boss Dave Bostock, the other candidates are Rustin Cooper of Coopertec Systems, John Fraser of Star and Chris Green of Arctic Circle.
The Council members set IoR strategy, ensuring it addresses the needs of membership as well as meeting its charity objectives and legal obligations. Council members take an active role in the work of the IoR by joining a committee. They take part in steering groups and represent the IOR at key industry meetings.
Obviously delighted at the response, IoR president Graeme Maidment is encouraging all members to play their part in helping to shape the future of both the Institute and the industry by registering their vote.
All members will be receiving details on how to vote, with voting closing at 5pm on February 29.
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