Karen Perry becomes the new Chair of The IOR's Women in RACHP Network
Karen Perry from Daikin has recently become the new Chairperson for the Institute of Refrigeration’s (IOR) Women in RACHP Network. She follows in the footsteps of Samantha Buckell who held the position for the last three years. Talking about her appointment, Karen said “I am honoured to take over from Samantha as Chair and look forward to taking the group further to contribute to the HVACR industry by attracting a more diverse and inclusive workforce.”
Karen is taking on this new role following a busy year for the network which included the successful “100 for a 100” campaign aimed to increase female membership of the IOR. While discussing the future direction of the IOR’s WiRACHP Steering Group, Karen said “Having worked in this industry for 25 years I hope to share positive experience and ideas to support women in the industry and also attract new people through our network.”
Looking back on her tenure and the recent achievements of the network, Samantha Buckell said “over the last three years the group has gone from strength to strength. I have been very lucky to be part of a conscientious hard-working team of people from the industry. One of our main strengths is undoubtably inclusivity.” Discussing Karen’s appointment, Samantha said “Karen is the perfect person to move the Steering Group into its next stage and I am very excited to see where we go next.”
The IOR’s Women in RACHP Network offers a series of practical events and talks open to all aimed to improve diversity in the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump sector. To find out more about the network and hear about future events, please visit the network’s dedicated page.
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