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HVCA Newslink: Manly succeeds to the presidency

Graham Manly has been elected president of the HVCA for 2009/10.
Following his completion of a Higher National Diploma in environmental engineering at the National College of Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering, Manly began his career in building services engineering with J Jeffreys, where he became a senior design engineer.

In 1972, he joined mechanical services contractor AG Manly & Co, was appointed contracts director in 1977 and managing director in 1982.

The company was acquired by Gratte Brothers Ltd in 2000 and he is currently business development manager, with special responsibility for technical innovation.

He is a chartered engineer, a fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and a member of the Institute of Refrigeration.

Manly served as chairman of the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) in 1991/93 and as president of CIBSE in 2004/05.

He managed the C60 project to reduce the carbon footprint of the institution's head office by 60% within five years, and has been an HVCA-nominated director of SummitSkills, the sector skills council for building services engineering, since its formation in 2003.

Within HVCA, he has been a member of the Technical Committee - of which he was chairman for 10 years - since 1973, and served on the Council of the Association from 1986 to 1995.
Manly became president elect of the HVCA in July 2008. He succeeded to the presidency of the Association at its annual general meeting on 23 July 2009.

At the same meeting, Martin Burton of H W Sladden Commercial, based in Canterbury, became HVCA president elect, and Bob Shelley of Sharp & Howse, Oxford, was elected vice president.

Retiring president Gareth Vaughan, of E Poppleton & Son of Colwyn Bay, will serve during 2009/10 as immediate past president. Manly's father, Alfred Manly, also served as president of the Association, in 1978/79.
1 September 2009

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