The search for a new general manager at Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA) has ended with Kylie Farrelley commencing work with the organisation this week.

Farrelley was the manager of Arkema's fluorochemical business and is currently chair of Refrigerants Australia.

She is certainly well versed in all aspects of the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) trade and refrigerant technologies.

Farrelley will replace former general manager, Michael Bennett, who announced plans to step aside in December last year.

CCN understands a formal announcement regarding Farrelley's appointment will be made next week.

Bennett has helped make the RRA a global leader in the recovery and safe disposal of ozone depleting and synthetic greenhouse gas refrigerants.

And while he will continue to work at RRA his focus will be on more specific research programs and training initiatives with TAFE.

In recent months Bennett has been working on a video series on the technical aspects of refrigerant recovery for TAFE students as well as a number of introductory videos promoting the RAC industry.

PricewaterhouseCoopers began the search for a new general manager in December last year.

With such an impressive career in the refrigerant industry, Farrelley's appointment is expected to be well received. She was elected RA chair in March, 2018.

The position of chair is held for a two year period when the Board can either elect a new chair or re-elect the incumbent.

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