Who we are

Who We Are

ANZCP (the College) is a not for profit, professional member organisation representing over 2,500 paramedics and student paramedics from all around Australia and New Zealand.

Our members include paramedics of all clinical levels, paramedic academics and researchers, student paramedics, doctors and nurses working in the emergency medicine field, non-paramedic qualified staff working in paramedicine, retrievalists, first responders and volunteers.

What We Do

The College is focused first and foremost on providing high quality professional development learning and educational opportunities for our members and the profession. This sees us deliver a wide range of professional development workshops, conferences and online learning, throughout Australia and New Zealand.

We provide industry leadership and advocacy for the benefit of the profession, working with stakeholders including Federal and State/Territory governments, and State/Territory Ambulance Services.

Click here to learn more about what membership of the College can do for you.

What we do

Our History

The College started life as the NSW branch of the Institute of Ambulance Officers, which later became the Australian College of Ambulance Professionals (NSW Branch). In 2012 we became the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine, a name that better reflects who we represent and what the College does.

Since 2012, we have become a truly national representative body, supporting paramedics through education and profession leadership.

Board of Directors

Marty Nichols


ANZCP Member Director elected 2013, Board Chair since 2014; Paramedic Educator (Aeromedical), Lecturer.

Michael Smith


ANZCP Member Director elected 2011, Audit and Risk Committee Chair; Intensive Care Paramedic, Director - Medical Rescue.

Carol Mirco


ANZCP Non-member Director elected 2017; Registered Nurse and Policy Officer

Ruth Townsend


ANZCP Appointed Director, appointed 2018: Law and Sociology Academic.

Penny Holloway


ANZCP Non-member Director elected 2018; former Local Government CEO and GM.

Tony Gately


ANZCP Member Director elected 2018; Assistant Commissioner, Director Control Centres NSWA

Peter McCann


ANZCP Appointed Director, appointed 2018; CPA and Managing Director.

Life Members & Fellows

Founding Fellow
  • Peter Curtis
Life Members
  • Tony Heslin
  • Ken Ladd-Hudson
  • Phillip Parsons
  • John Hall
  • John Rumball
  • Con Venardos
  • Dr Jason Bendall
  • Ian Johns
  • Darren Hoschke
  • Deborah Smith
  • Phillip Good
  • Jeffrey Woods
  • Raymond Herring
  • Dr Scott Devenish
  • James Smyth
  • Ron Maddock
  • Howard Mcllvanie
  • Peter Lang
  • Alan Morrison
  • Ryan Lovett
  • Matt Shepherd
  • Brian Parsell
  • Phillip Parsons
  • Dr Paul Middleton
  • Samuel Smith
  • Con Venardos
  • Tony Heslin
  • Dr Peter O'Meara
  • Dr Sanj Fernando
  • Graeme Willis
  • Dr Cliff Reid
  • Graham Webster
  • Ray Bange (Honorary)
  • Dr Paul Simpson
  • Ben Meadley