On Friday 21 April, the ITER Director General Nominee Kaname Ikeda with his assistant Dr Shunsuke Ide visited JET. Staff working on fusion here at Culham appreciated DG Ikeda’s talk about his extensive professional experience and his mission at ITER. The ITER Director General Kaname Ikeda was nominated by the ITER Parties in November 2005 and started working at Cadarache in March 2006. Dr Shunsuke Ide joined his offi ce from JAEA, bringing experience gained with the JT-60U team.