UK managing director of NIBE Energy Systems, Phil Hurley, is the new chairman of the Heat Pump Association (HPA), replacing Graham Wright who has finished his two-year term and now steps down from the role.
Replacing Phil Hurley as vice chairman is Max Halliwell of Mitsubishi Electric.
The appointment comes at a critical time for a heating industry which is responsible for a third of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. With heat pumps key to tackling this the Heat Pump Association is committed to promoting their benefits and wide scale deployment as a low carbon solution.
Mr Hurley said: “With the Government’s announcement of its Green Industrial Revolution the heat pump industry now finds itself on the crest of a wave. I would like to thank Graham for his tireless work and leadership which has brought significant results. I look forward to building on Graham’s achievements and ensuring the heat pump industry is ready to step up and deliver on its promises.”
During his tenure Mr Wright oversaw some major breakthroughs for the heat pump industry and has steered the HPA into a strong position in helping to push the UK towards a carbon neutral future.
He said: “It has been a real honour and a privilege to chair such a forward thinking and hard working group. I am proud to see heat pumps at the forefront of government strategy in the decarbonisation of heat.”
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