Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning & Heating (AIRAH)
October 1998 - February 2006 (7 years)
A not for profit, professional Institute with charitable status that addresses the social and community issues surrounding refrigeration and air conditioning. Participating in the development of public policy and providing leadership and credible technical information to achieve the best outcomes for the members, the community and industry. www.airah.org.au
The organisation has a reach of over 10,000 industry wide stakeholders from educators, academics and government policy analysts to business people, trades people to professional engineers. As chief executive, I led and managed a staff of over twenty and enabled the vision, mission and strategic direction of organisation. We delivered results in the key performance areas including financial, human, risk, marketing, compliance management. The Board and I embraced the concepts of ethical and sustainable behaviour in staff and board activities.
The nature of the Institutes business required high levels of participation in government, industry and community activities. Contributing to committee, board and working parties was an important part of this position, requiring different roles to be played at different times from collaborative member to voting delegate, as well as engaged member and committee chairperson.