I have been a Consultant Upper GI Surgeon at Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh since 2008. I strongly believe AUGIS should represent and bring together all branches of Upper GI Surgery and be inclusive for all members of the multidisciplinary team. My clinical practice reflects this and includes OG cancer surgery, bariatric surgery, hiatal surgery and emergency surgery. I am currently Upper GI Chair of South East Scotland Cancer Network. I am committed to education and training as an educational supervisor, editor of the Oesophagogastric Surgery Volume of the Companion Series, and as a previous local organiser of the national AUGIS meeting.