Alex Auldist has dedicated his adult life to the advancement of the Royal Children's Hospital and the Paediatric Surgical profession. Alex is a practitioner, researcher, educator and mentor for young doctors. He is highly respected throughout the national and international fraternity for his clinical surgical research and leadership in paediatric training. Over several decades, Alex has had a leading role in educating and training registrars at the Royal Children's Hospital and the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. He has also been a major force in bringing health professionals to rural Victoria and Southern New South Wales. Alex's love for his job and for helping children motivates him to continue his work in his senior years. He is a great senior Australian.