AIRAH's Board

 

AIRAH's Board


Paul Jackson, AIRAH Director

Paul Jackson, F.AIRAH
President
Perth, WA
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Paul has over 35 years' experience in the building services industry. Having entered as a service engineer, he has been involved in field diagnostics and commissioning of a wide variety of building services plant. This has given him a varied skill set encompassing mechanical, electrical, air conditioning, associated control systems, and BMS systems.

Paul has been extensively involved in the commissioning and project completion field, from minor systems serving residential or light commercial through to large central plant systems in the resource sector in many parts of the world. He has also worked in a variety of industry sectors, such as service, procurement, manufacturing, design and installation.


Bryon Price, AIRAH Director

Bryon Price, F.AIRAH
Director 
Melbourne, Vic
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Bryon is a mechanical engineer with notable experience in energy efficient buildings. He is strategic development director for the A.G. Coombs Group and has been responsible for a wide range of energy and environmental projects. These have included innovative and award-winning long term energy management roles with a number of major financial, commercial and retail organisations, and various commonwealth and state government departments. Out of this experience his particular area of knowledge and interest is “whole of life” energy and environmental management in buildings. Bryon also has a strong track record of constructive and successful industry and policy advocacy.


Chris Stamatis, AIRAH Director

Chris Stamatis, M.AIRAH
Director
Canberra, ACT
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Chris is the director of CopperTree Analytics Australia. With over 10 years' experience in the HVAC industry, he has worked across multiple disciplines including mechanical design, building automation, and service. This has helped him understand the inner workings of air conditioning systems and how to analyse them.

He is passionate about building analytics and is continually working with building owners, maintenance providers, and consultants to improve how analytics is used in the industry.


Dr Michael Riese, M.AIRAH
Director
Adelaide, SA
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Dr Michael Riese is business development manager for defence and research at industrial refrigeration specialist Cold Logic. After completing his initial trade qualifications in Germany, Riese moved to Cardiff, Wales, to undertake his engineering degree. He subsequently moved to Australia to complete a PhD in experimental fluid dynamics.

Since leaving research in 2007, Riese has held positions as a consultant in the defence industry, managed the construction of Southeast Asia’s second largest wind tunnel, and worked as the principal engineer and business development manager for a company in the sheet metal fabrication industry. He also taught product development and operations management at the University of Adelaide for close to a decade.

Riese is Chair of AIRAH’s South Australian division committee, and is a member of the Refrigeration and Commissioning STGs.


Mikaila Ganado, AIRAH Director

Mikaila Ganado, M.AIRAH
Director
Sydney, NSW
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Mikaila is an associate and part-owner at GWA Consultants Australia. She is a mechanical engineer and is actively involved in the design and construction management of various projects ranging from main plant and controls upgrades to essential services and fit-outs across all industry sectors. Mikaila specialises in whole building energy upgrades and is passionate about improving the energy performance of existing buildings.

Mikaila is the Associate Director and President of AIRAH's NSW division and Chair of the Women of AIRAH STG. She also represents AIRAH on the Standards Australia ME-62 Committee.


Ura Sarfejoo, AIRAH Director

Ura Sarfejoo, M.AIRAH
Director
Sydney, NSW
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Ura is an experienced sales director with over 18 years of experience in the technical services industry, servicing clients in the commercial and industrial sectors. She has worked for global technology manufacturers like McQuay in Dubai, Trane (Dalkia) and Johnson Controls in Australia. Most recently she’s joined the sustainability and renewable energy sector, to gain a more holistic understanding of building management and energy efficiency. She currently is the country leader, integrated technologies – digital solutions at Johnson Controls.

Ura has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and in 2013 obtained a master’s degree in management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM). Ura is also passionate about diversity and gender equality in the workplace. She was the founding chair of the Women of AIRAH STG.


Sami Zheng, AIRAH

Sami Zheng, Affil.AIRAH
Chief Executive Officer
Melbourne, Vic
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Sami is a CPA-qualified finance professional with a progressive 10-year career working within the hospitality industry and membership associations. She has solid all-round accounting skills in payroll, business activity statements, budgets, and reporting, as well as data modelling/analysis and process improvement.


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AIRAH Presidents

 

2021–current
Paul Jackson
2017–2021
Ian Harwood
2016–2017
Ania Hampton
2013–2016
Nathan Groenhout
2010–2013
Sean Treweek
2009–2010
John Bosci
2006–2009
Grant Hall
2004–2005
Dave Tanner 
2003–2004
Peter Taylor 
2002–2003
Phillip Carruthers 
2001–2002
Ray Clarke 
2000–2001
Peter Williams 
1998–2000
Cees Lommers 
1997–1998
Syd Foster 
1996–1997
Ian Loney 
1995–1996
John Shewan
1994–1995
Ray Cooper 
1993–1994
Robert Ralph 
1992–1993
Bob Worthington
1991–1992
Alan Obrart 
1990–1991
John Collins 
1989–1990
Doug Elms 
1988–1989
Paul Tippett 
1987–1988
Ross Devereux 
1986–1987
Allan W Leth 
1985–1986
Colin  Elliott 
1984–1985
Robin A Lyons
1983–1984
Alan M Brown 
1982–1983
Ronald B Cook 
1981–1982
Robin Barr 
1980–1981
Peter Wallbank
1979–1980
H H Singleman 
1978–1979
M R Brown 
1977–1978
R W Skinner 
1976–1977
Anthony D Colliver 
1975–1976
Ian S Dewhurst
1974–1975
JJW (Bill) Siganto
1973–1974
F G Hogg 
1972–1973
Donald M Caldecott 
1971–1972
Brian J Croker 
1970–1971
David Budds
1969–1970
W R Ahern 
1968–1969
Robert T McKenzie 
1967–1968
William H Skinner 
1966–1967
S E Rollinson
1965–1966
W E Dobney 
1964–1965
M Farmer
1963–1964
Samuel Hort
1962–1963
George B Elliott 
1961–1962
H A Cartwright 
1960–1961
W H Steadman 
1959–1960
J F S Winton 
1958–1959
Harry G Goldstein
1957–1958
H J Stoneman
1956–1957
B M Quin
1955–1956
Alan Pritchard
1954–1955
F L Goodman
1953–1954
J Fotheringham
1952–1953
J Perry
1951–1952
E E Couch
1950–1951
W L Patterson
1949–1950
H L Skinner 
1948–1949
A Robinson 
1947–1948
J H Liddle 
1946–1947
A F E Gibbes 
1945–1946
R L Hanson 
1944–1945
R A Quigler 
1943–1944
G H Coleman 
1942–1943
P E Carpenter 
1941–1942
E R Gordon 

AIRAH CEOs

 

2023–current
Sami Zheng
2016–2023
Tony Gleeson
2010–2016
Phil Wilkinson 
2009–2010
Ian Scott
2006–2009
Phillip Pryor
1999–2006
Jennifer Pelvin
1995–1999
Graham Charlton  

This page was last updated January 8, 2024

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