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Royal Life Saving Society Australia Welcomes New President

The Royal Life Saving Society – Australia Board has elected Dr Mitchell Hartman as the new President of the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia.

Dr Hartman’s involvement with Royal Life Saving started when he was still at school, competing in pool lifesaving, ultimately representing Australia internationally.

While studying at university, he worked within the aquatic industry teaching children swimming and water safety and working as a lifeguard.

Dr Hartman said he was excited to be taking on the role. “I am honoured to be leading the board and working closely with our members, the aquatic industry and government to ensure that everyone can enjoy the water safely.”

In addition to being President of Royal Life Saving, Dr Hartman is Chief of Staff at the Telethon Kids Institute, one of the largest, and most successful children’s medical research institutes in Australia.

Dr Hartman joined the board as an independent director four years ago and is committed to leadership and governance. He is a previous graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Bachelor Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Sydney.

Dr Hartman thanked his predecessor, Cameron Eglington, who completed his term as President at the AGM in October.

Mitchell said that “Cameron’s leadership during the last three years has been exceptional and successfully navigated Royal Life Saving through the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Cameron will remain Deputy President this year to ensure a smooth transition for the organisation.

Taken from Royal Life Saving Society Australia. 

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