At a recent Council dinner, Professor Ian Jacobs, National Chairman and Mrs Carol Carey, Executive Officer were recognised for 25 years’ service to the Australian Resuscitation Council.
Professor Ian Jacobs attended his first meeting in November 1989 as Chairman of the WA Branch, a position he still holds today. In July 1994 he took on the role of Deputy Chairman and held this position for six years until July 2000. In July 2000 he was elected National Chairman and after 14 years has been elected for a further 2 years which is the longest serving National Chairman of the ARC. Professor Jacobs’ work for the ARC has been tireless and is greatly appreciated by all members of Council as well as many international colleagues.
Mrs Carol Carey commenced her employment with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in August 1976 as the College Receptionist. In June 1979 she moved to the Faculty of Anaesthetists office (now Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists) and remained with the Faculty until July 1989. Working for the Faculty of Anaesthetists Carol has been involved with the ARC since its inception in 1976.
In July 1989 Carol took on the role of Administrative Officer for the Australian Resuscitation Council. Over the past 38 years (25 employed by the ARC), Carol has seen the ARC grow to what it is today and is extremely passionate about the organisation.