1 December 2023


Greg Picker elected as ARC Chair

Dr Greg Picker has been elected as Chair of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Board at the ARC Annual General Meeting on 30 November.

He takes over from Michael Bennett AM, who has completed his term and is retiring from a long and illustrious career in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.

Greg Picker is Executive Director of Refrigerants Australia, a role he has filled for the past decade, and brings a wealth of knowledge from the refrigerants and products sectors.

With both Australian Government and United Nations experience, Dr Picker fully understands environmental policy drivers and the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.

ARC also welcomed Refrigerant Reclaim Australia general manager Kylie Farrelley to the Board to fill the vacancy caused by Michael Bennett’s retirement.

Ms Farrelley previously spent 20 years as business manager for fluorochemicals with specialty chemical and synthetic refrigerant producer Arkema.

The ARC Board is entirely voluntary, with all directors contributing their time and knowledge, and sharing a passion for the industry and a drive to help it succeed.

They play a vital role as stewards of the ARCtick refrigeration and air conditioning licence scheme, as well as leading initiatives in training, innovation, education and advocacy.

Directors represent the full spectrum of climate control, technicians, businesses, designers, wholesalers and manufacturers in both the RAC and automotive air conditioning sectors.

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Media Contact:          Greg Shoemark          0412 577 526                       gshoemark@arctick.org