AUSTRALIA: Paul Jackson, associate director of Engineering Commissioning Services (ECS), has been voted in as president of the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating (AIRAH).
Jackson will succeed Ian Harwood, whose term ends in May.
With more than 35 years’ experience in the building services industry, Jackson has been a director serving on the AIRAH board since 2018. He is as an associate director of AIRAH’s Big Data special technical group (STG), and is a founding member of the Commissioning STG. A member of AIRAH’s Western Australian division, Jackson is a past president of the WA division committee.
AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson described Jackson as an ideal fit for the role. “Paul is widely known and respected, and has consistently shown leadership within AIRAH and the HVAC&R industry in general,” said Gleeson. “He has a wealth of experience in our sector, and understands AIRAH’s history, but he is also working closely on some of the latest developments, including the digitisation of the built environment.”
Friday’s board elections for 2021–2023 also saw the re-election to the AIRAH board of Bryon Price and Liza Taylor. Chris Stamatis is a new appointment, and succeeds the outgoing Harwood on the board.