Michael Bennett has been re-elected as board chair for the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC).

Bennett was re-elected last week at ARC’s annual general meeting. In a statement ARC said: “Michael’s hands-on experience working with industry and government has provided the ARC and industry with the leadership required to successfully navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and deliver consistent results for the sector.”

Two new members were also elected to the board including Greg Picker, executive director of Refrigerants Australia and Scott Williams, CEO of the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association (ACMA).

They replace Mark Padwick and Sumit Oberoi.

Bennett thanked Padwick and Oberoi for their influence on the Board and service to the industry, highlighting Padwick’s previous role as chair.

He said Picker brings a wealth of knowledge from the refrigerants and products sectors, as well as being an influential advocate for the industry at a government level.

Moreover, he said Williams has in-depth knowledge of the environmental licensing scheme, and is highly-respected across the broader industry—including government, regulators and other industry bodies.

“All Board members volunteer their time because they share a similar passion for the industry and a drive to help it succeed. The ARC Board plays a significant role as stewards of the national refrigeration and air conditioning licence scheme, as well as leading initiatives in training, innovation, education and advocacy for the sector,” the statement said.


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