Refrigerant Reclaim Australia general manager Kylie Farrelley has been selected to serve on a prominent Montreal Protocol committee after a rigorous global search conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
She has been appointed to the esteemed UNEP Refrigeration, A/C, and Heat Pumps Technical Options Committee (RTOC), which plays a pivotal role in providing critical technical advice to countries participating in the Montreal Protocol negotiations.
Issues tackled by this committee include managing ozone-depleting substances to phasing down HFCs, energy efficiency, and refrigerant collection and destruction programmes.
As a member of the RTOC, Ms Farrelley will be responsible for offering her insights and expertise on the most pressing issues related to refrigeration, air-conditioning, and heat pumps.
Her appointment is expected to have a far-reaching impact on the committee’s decision-making process, with the potential to shape policies and practices that will benefit the environment and society as a whole.
VASA congratulates Ms Farrelley on her appointment to the UNEP RTOC, which is a testament to her outstanding contributions to the industry and her unwavering commitment to advancing sustainable practices.
Her selection brings much-needed geographical and gender balance to the RTOC, which has long been dominated by European countries.
Ms Farrelley’s experience in the refrigeration and air conditioning industries spans over two decades, primarily as a business manager for Arkema in their fluorochemical division.
She has extensive knowledge of the refrigerant supply chain and industry challenges related to Montreal Protocol phase-down requirements and flammable refrigerants.
Ms Farrelley has been chair of Refrigerants Australia since 2018 and was appointed as the general manager of Refrigerant Reclaim Australia in May 2019, having been on both organisations’ boards since 2016.