Professor Dale Fisher is an Australian infectious diseases physician who first moved to the National University Hospital, Singapore in March 2003 during the SARS outbreak. He has chaired NUH’s IPC committee since 2006 and Singapore’s National IPC committee since 2014. He is also the Group chief of Medicine at National University Health Systems. At the international level he chairs the steering committee of WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network (GOARN), has supported many WHO guideline efforts and was one of 12 international technical experts who visited China in February 2020 to investigate the COVID-19 outbreak. Other outbreak response contributions include deployments across Asia for national influenza outbreaks and to West Africa in 2014 and 2015 for the Ebola response. He has authored around 200 peer-reviewed publications and given over 100 invited and plenary presentations at international conferences.