Prof John Fraser (MB ChB, PhD, FRCP (Glas), FFARCSI, FRCA, FCICM, FELSO) is the Director of the Critical Care Research Group at The Prince Charles Hospital and University of Queensland and Director of the Intensive Care Unit at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital. Following his PhD in ‘fetal wound healing’, Dr Fraser started the Critical Care Research Group at Australia’s largest cardiac centre’, The Prince Charles Hospital. The Group has now developed to almost 90 staff and 8 labs. Being awarded the first international Centre for Research Excellence in mechanical support, the CCRG has become popular with over 25 nationalities represented. Dr Fraser is also President of APELSO and Chair of the Queensland Cardiovascular Research Network, and a founding member of ECMOnet, and on the global board of ELSO. He has published over 450 manuscripts, and the PI behind the COVID Consortium, collating data from over 54 countries into an IBM-created dashboard distributed freely across the globe to ICU clinicians to assist them in decision making through the provision of aggregate data.