We heard last week of the recent death of Brian Davey.
I had the good fortune to interview Brian as part of the centenary celebrations for New Zealand physiotherapists in 2013, and it was only here that I got to understand the full breadth of his work and his service to physiotherapy in New Zealand, Australia and with WCPT.
Brian was born in New Zealand and trained in Dunedin graduating in 1961. He moved to Australia not long after qualifying and showed an early interest in professional politics, first becoming President of the NSW Branch of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) between 1979-80, and then National President of the APA 1980-81. Two years later he joined the WCPT Executive Council and served on the Executive for nine years from 1982-91, with the last three years as President. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 1992 for his services to physiotherapy in Australia and became a life member of the APA.