UK: Graeme Fox, the current head of REFCOM and Jacinta Caden, business development manager at Integral Refrigeration have been elected to the IoR’s board of trustees.
The record number of seven members vying for the two available places on the board, attracted votes from 25% of the Institute’s 1800 eligible voting members.
Their choices, revealed at today’s AGM, also indicated, perhaps, a desire for the Institute to be more inclusive. Graeme Fox’s background is predominantly air conditioning, a sector which has been underrepresented in the past. In addition to her obvious experience, the choice of Jacinta Caden is particularly relevant at a time when the Institute is taking a lead role in trying to attract more women into the industry.
The trustees are responsible for the governance of the IoR, influencing its direction and strategy, ensuring it addresses the needs of membership, as well as meeting its charity objectives and legal obligations. Nine members serve as IoR trustees. Each year two new trustees are elected and two of the existing trustees stand down.