Carl Gwinnutt has been involved with the RC (UK) for over 20 years and became President in June 2015. He joined in 1994 when he was appointed Chair of the ALS Subcommittee, has remained a member of the subcommittee contributing to four guideline changes. Carl was one of the founder members of the National Cardiac Arrest Audit (NCAA), contributed to the development of the e-ALS course and is a member of the IT Strategy Working Group. He has published widely in the field of resuscitation and has authored several textbooks on resuscitation and anaesthesia and contributed to many others. Carl currently holds the position of Emeritus Consultant at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.