Dr Ross Freebairn of Hawke’s bay, New Zealand is an international leader in ICM education and is a past president of the CICM (ANZ). He has visited Ireland on many occasions, spoken at meetings, conducted accreditation visitations and spearheaded and assisted with the rollout of the BASIC and Advanced BASIC training programs here. He is due for conferral as an honorary fellow by the JFICMI but the final arrangement is not yet made due to COVID restrictions.