The three candidates for the IoR Board of Trustees (l to r): John Austin-Davies, Graeme Fox and Rob Lamb

UK: Three well-known and highly respected members of the air conditioning and refrigeration industry are vying for election to the IoR Board of Trustees.

John Austin-Davies of EPTA, Graeme Fox of BESA and Rob Lamb of Star Refrigeration have all been nominated for election to the Institute of Refrigeration’s Board of Trustees, otherwise known as the IoR Council, for 2017. The Board of Trustees sets IoR strategy, ensuring it addresses the needs of membership as well as meeting its charity objectives and legal obligations.

Members of the Institute of Refrigeration were emailed voting codes over the weekend to enable them to vote for their favoured candidates for the two positions available.

John Austin-Davies recently resigned from his role as commercial director of Epta UK, pending his planned retirement in 2018. Explaining his interest in the role, John Austin-Davies said his wind-down to retirement would allow him the time to support this key IoR role, something that the demands of his career had previously made impossible.

Graeme Fox ran his own air conditioning contracting business for more than 25 years, before taking up his present role as senior mechanical engineer at BESA in June last year. He is well-known for having spent more than 13 years representing the BESA/HVCA at the European association AREA, including four years as its president.

Rob Lamb has worked in the refrigeration industry for 23 years, and with Star Refrigeration for the past 19 years, latterly as group sales and marketing director. He represents Star at the BRA as part of the contractors section and on the Council. He is also on the steering committee of Eurammon, the natural refrigerants organisation and current chairman of the loR membership committee.

Members have until midnight on November 1 to place their votes.

Any IoR member with voting rights who has not received their voting email or need any technical assistance should contact Mi-Voice, the organisation managing the process on behalf of the Institute: [email protected] 02380 763987.