Professor Simon Finfer is recognised internationally for excellence as an innovative, researcher, educator, mentor and editor. He was a founding member of the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group; Chair from 2000 – 2004. He led research that has changed clinical practice around the world. He is a Guest Editor for The New England Journal of Medicine; Editor, Oxford Textbook of Critical Care; Critical Care Section Editor for The Oxford Textbook of Medicine (6th Ed.). He has established and direct The Australian Sepsis Network and have a global role in sepsis research through the Councils of the International Sepsis Forum and Global Sepsis Alliance.