Posted 10th July

CIPHE elects first female national president

By KBBDaily on 10th July 2018 - 13:15pm
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The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering – CIPHE – has made history by electing its first female national president at its annual general meeting, which took place at the end of June at United Insurance Brokers Limited in London.

Tracey Richardson, pictured, has been named the new CIPHE national president, with Christopher Northey voted in as vice president. Richardson is a prominent player in the plumbing sector, and spoke of her journey in her address at the meeting including the “lack of prejudice she has seen within the sector” as well as her experience as a further education plumbing lecturer.

“I feel extremely proud to be our institute’s first female president, but I don’t want this to detract from the role,” she said. “Yes, I would love to see other women following my lead and yes, I do want to encourage more females into the industry, but simply by using a subtler approach of just showing there are no barriers to what you can achieve in life, only the ones you put there; but that rule applies to anyone – male or female.”

CIPHE CEO Kevin Wellmann added: “We’ve seen Tracey’s knowledge and passion for the industry shine through in her year as vice president and know what a really strong ambassador she is for everyone in the industry. We wish Tracey a groundbreaking year, full of enjoyment and success.”

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