Ray Chambers is Professor of Statistical Methodology at the Centre for Statistical and Survey Methodology, University of Wollongong, Australia. From 1995 to 2006, he was Leverhulme Professor of Social Statistics at the University of Southampton, and founding Director of the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute. He has worked in the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Australian National University. He is a member of the International Statistical Institute and a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He has published in the Journal of the American Statistical Association, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society and Biometrika, as well as in the Journal of Official Statistics and Survey Methodology. He is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Official Statistics, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series A) and the Annals of Statistics.