At the end of 2014 we farewelled Professor Ross Todd from his role as a regular section contributor to Synergy. Todd had written the Reflections and Action section for many years, tirelessly contributing to the discussion in our journal about our profession. We congratulate him on his appointment to the role of Chair in the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University. Ross’s generosity and effort have been immensely important to this journal – his regular contribution will be missed. We are thankful, though, that Ross remains on the Synergy board and that we are still able to draw on his expertise and advice in this advisory role.