Peter Simpson has been a valued member of the New Zealand Red Cross since 2012, and he is currently the Deputy Team Leader of the Hamilton Disaster Welfare and Support Team. He is one of the most deployed members of the team, having served during seven deployments, including the Christchurch mosque shootings, Kaikoura earthquake and Whaakari/White Island eruption. Within the team, Peter has created a culture of care and taught team members the importance of looking after their welfare, personally and professionally. He has run training sessions on personal preparedness, resilience, personal development and mindfulness. Peter’s service to the Red Cross is all done in a voluntary capacity while carrying out full-time work as a cytogeneticist at Waikato Hospital.