Robert Clark is halfway through a two-year term as President of the Canberra Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia (SSAI). The Society exists to further the study, application and good practice of statistical theory and methods in all branches of learning and enterprise. Our involvement with Canberra Branch reflects our history of collaboration with organisations based in Canberra, including the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences. The Society’s Canberra activities during Robert’s term will include a vibrant programme of monthly speakers, and the biennial Australian Statistical Conference which will be held 5-9 December at the Hotel Realm in Canberra.