Over the years Professor Paul Seale nurtured many of us, provided advice when asked, opened doors and facilitated pathways to success. He was involved in a multitude of clinical trials and fostered the next generation of medical and science students in terms of clinical pharmacology. At the Woolcock, he was particularly valued as the leader of the clinical trials unit for 10 years. Professor Seale ensured that the unit was successful, safe and governed appropriately. Professor Seale served as our deputy director, in this role he provided sage advice for the management team on all matters of governance.