Our People

The New Zealand Resuscitation Council is a national voluntary body with representation from major providers of resuscitation. Here you can find out more about the councillors who represent our members, or click the member's logo to link to that organisation.


Councillors

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Richard Aickin
Chair

Richard is a Paediatric Emergency Specialist, and holds dual Fellowships in Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine. He has been involved with...

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Tonia Nicholson
Treasurer

Tonia is an Emergency Physician and has represented the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine since 2005. She is both an...

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Renee McKeany

Renee joined the council as representative of the CORE Instructors of New Zealand (CINZ) in 2017. She has been secretary...

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Robert Frengley

Rob is an intensive care specialist. He has been the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society’s representative since 2004,...

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Tony Smith

Tony is an Intensive Care Medicine Specialist in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Auckland City Hospital. Tony is...

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Gabrielle Nuthall

Gabrielle is a Paediatric Intensivist who works as a specialist at Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland. Having trained as a paediatrician...

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Murray Cox

Murray is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Director of Trauma at Counties Manukau District Health Board. He has represented the Royal...

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Greg van der Hulst

Greg joined the New Zealand Resuscitation Council in 2015, and brings with him vocational registrations in General Practice and Rural...

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Alex Abelentseva

Alex is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care. She has a Masters in Aviation Medicine...

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Wellington Free Ambulance

Wellington Free are confirming a permanent representative to the Council soon.

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Tony Scott
Deputy Chair

Tony represents both the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Originally a pharmacist,...

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Lindsay Mildenhall
Secretary

Lindsay is a Consultant Neonatologist at Counties Manukau District Health Board, with research interests in Neonatal Echocardiography. He was an...

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Jonathon Webber
Officer, Executive Committee (co-opted)

Jonathon is an Advanced Qualified Lifeguard and Life Member of the Piha Surf Life Saving Club. He is an Honorary...

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Anna Lawson

Anna works part time in critical care and part time as the resuscitation coordinator for Whanganui Hospital. She became involved in...

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Malcolm Stuart

Malcolm is a specialist anaesthetist, and has represented the New Zealand National Committee of the Australian and New Zealand College...

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Yvonne Gray

Yvonne has been the Quality Assurance Manager for training at NZ Red Cross since 2002. At this time she also...

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Elaine Gray

Elaine has been the New Zealand College of Midwives’ representative since 2013. She works for the college as a Midwifery...

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Gary Payinda

Gary is a consultant in Emergency Medicine and serves as the medical director of Surf Life Saving New Zealand. He...

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Jean Kelly

Jean represents the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care. She was previously trained as a general practitioner and now...

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Gavin Travers

Gavin started working with the New Zealand Fire Service as a volunteer firefighter in 1982 and became a career firefighter...

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Staff

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Kevin Nation
Chief Executive

Kevin has been involved with the Council for over 10 years, including setting strategic direction, general management of operations, and...

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Alastair Reith
Communications & Engagement Advisor

Alastair came on board in June 2018, having previously spent several years working as a Communications Officer for the trade...

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Rachel Allan
Office Administrator

Rachel joined the team in January 2018. Her background includes working for not-for-profit organisations in the health and social services...

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