UK: Lisa-Jayne Cook has been put forward by the Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) for election as the next president-elect to replace current president Graeme Fox in 2024.
A multi-award winner for her commitment to STEM careers and Fellow of the Institute, Cook is a current IoR board member and chair of the Women in the RACHP Group. She also represents the IoR at ACRIB and at the International Women in Cooling network.
Cook was proposed by a nominating committee consisting of the chairs of all IoR committees and past and current presidents. Thirteen candidates were considered in the process.
“With her wide experience within IOR, strong network and profile in the sector and technical expertise, the board is confident that she will be an excellent president contributing to pursuing the IoR’s priorities in education and environment in the coming years,” the IoR said in a statement.
IoR members can propose additional candidates for the role of president-elect at any time up until noon on 3 September.
Board member vote
This year’s elections will also seek online voting for two vacancies on the IoR board of trustees. Four candidates have been nominated by members: Dermot Cotter, MD of Star Technical Solutions; Craig Girdlestone, MD of Dalston Ltd; Mike Gittoes, business development manager of Wave and Julie Murray, Beijer Ref UK and Ireland sales manager AC ancillaries.
Full details of the candidates and their statements will be available on the online voting website that opens in October.
Further details on the elections and how to nominate other candidates for the president-elect role can be found here.