Prof Frank Frizelle is Professor of Colorectal Surgery at Christchurch Hospital, Academic Head of Department of Surgery and Editor in Chief of the New Zealand Medical Journal. He trained in general surgery in New Zealand before undertaking post fellowship training in colorectal surgery at the Mayo Clinic, and Scotland. He returned to New Zealand in 1996 as senior lecturer in surgery at University of Otago, Christchurch, before being appointed Professor of Colorectal Surgery in 2000, and became Head of the Academic Department of surgery in January 2006. He has been editor in Chief of the New Zealand Medical journal since 2002. Prof Frizelle is particularly interested in advanced pelvic surgery for colorectal cancer. Prof Frizelle is keen to participate with DAISI in establishing improved colorectal training in the Solomon Islands.