Dr Matt Rickard is a Colorectal Surgeon from Concord Hospital, and previous CSSANZ office bearer and interviewer, who in addition to his colorectal interests, has had a longstanding interest in humanitarian work, with a number of colorectal visits for teaching and surgery in North East Africa over the years.   Dr Rickard volunteered in the Solomon Islands in Feb/Mar 2017,  with a particular emphasis on teaching and supporting existing surgeons in the Solomon Islands.