Malcom Gibb who had served on the Board of Trustees since 2009 sadly passed away in early January this year. Malcom not only supported STIRF since its early inception but through his links with the Jo Li Foundation provided regular financial support. Without his help STIRF would not have been able to fund many of the projects that were successfully completed. The board of Trustees of STIRF send their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Malcom. I will miss him, not only as a valued colleague, but even more as a very dear friend.