AVR welcomes Mr Mark Carmichael as the new CEO of RANZCO. Mr Carmichael comes to the position after serving as CEO of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists for the past decade. We look forward to working closely with Mr Carmichael and RANZCO.AVR and RANZCO chairs recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further strengthen the longstanding relationship between the organisations. The MOU recognises the distinct and separate roles of RANZCO and AVR. It provides the basis for formal and informal liaison to ensure that optimal resourcing – intellectual, physical and financial – can be brought to bear to achieve shared objectives. It promotes collaborative cooperation to enhance the standing of the ophthalmology specialty within Australia and, by extension, New Zealand. Each organisation commits to assisting the other in shared objectives.