Foundation ASI Director, Emeritus Professor Greg Hancock was awarded special recognition for his technical leadership to the Australian steel industry at the NSW/ACT members Christmas function held on Sydney Harbour on 13 December. Professor Hancock has served the industry for the past 44 years since joining ASI forerunner, the Australian Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) as a student member in 1969 after receiving an AISC (junior) prize in the 1968 University of Sydney exams and also AISC Prize (Senior) in 1969 for the design of a Boeing 747 hangar. In 1988, he wrote the first edition of the AISC publication, Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structures and was appointed an AISC Director in 1998 and served as Vice President from 2000 to 2002 when he became a Board Member of the ASI at its establishment. He was appointed Chair of BHP Steel Structures at the University of Sydney in November 1990, the position that became the BlueScope Steel Chair of Steel Structures in 2004. Throughout that time and beyond, he has delivered well subscribed lectures for the AISC and later ASI on cold-formed structures and tubular structures around Australia in 1989, 1990, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2009 and again this year. He has also lent his time as a Member of the ASI Finance Committee between 2007 and 2009.