AUSTRALIA: The board of the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has appointed Trish Hyde as its new CEO.
With experience as CEO of several member-based associations, Hyde replaces Tony Gleeson, who announced his resignation late last year. Gleeson will remain on board to help with the leadership transition over the coming weeks.
Commenting on the appointment, AIRAH president Paul Jackson praised Hyde’s passion for sustainability, proven ability to lead organisations, and capacity for change management.
“We are excited to recruit someone of Trish’s talent, experience and character to the important role of AIRAH chief executive,” Jackson said. “Tony has laid a great foundation for the organisation over the past seven years, achieving wins in a number of key areas and working closely with the board to set a bold, ambitious agenda for strategic transformation.”
Hyde has been CEO of several member-based associations gaining specific sustainability skills and knowledge, having worked on multiple APAC circular economy initiatives. These include The Plastics Circle, the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), and the Confectionery Manufacturers of Australasia.