11 Dec 2019

Ian Powell: speaking up for senior doctors for three decades

From Nine To Noon, 11:28 am on 11 December 2019

Ian Powell has been the public face of the senior doctors union for the last three decades. He was the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists' first Executive Director in 1989, when the union had 12 hundred members. It now has five thousand members and Ian Powell has just retired, handing over to Sarah Dalton. He talks to Kathryn Ryan about years of fighting for the pay and conditions of medical specialists and being a vocal advocate for the public health sector.