Graham Wright (right) will take over as HPA president from Mike Nankivell in 2019

UK: Graham Wright, legislation specialist at Daikin UK, is to take over as president of the Heat Pump Association (HPA) in 2019.

Currently vice president, he will take over from Mike Nankivell who will stand down as president after five years in the role.

“It has been a pleasure to have had an active involvement with the Heat Pump Association since its inception in 1995 and a real privilege to serve the association as its president for the past five years. But I think now is the right time to step back and hand over to my vice president, Graham Wright,” said Mike Nankivell. 

“The heat pump sector is entering a new period of challenges, with changes in the refrigerants landscape, government policies related to global environmental issues, national technology subsidies, building regulations and of course Brexit. Having retired from my ‘day job’ in 2015, while I remain committed to the success of the sector and am happy to continue supporting the Association, I believe the HPA needs to move forward with someone at the helm who is still at the sharp end of heat pump technology.”

Graham Wright has previously served as presidents of FETA, HEVAC and the BRA.