2019 has been an exciting year for CCDC. We've attended many conferences both in the UK and internationally, delivered workshops worldwide, formed a new scientific advisory board, and of course reached a million structures in the Cambridge Structural Database! We've also been growing our team both in the UK and the US to help us continue our mission of advancing structural science into 2020 and beyond. We'd like to introduce one of our newest team members, Rob Willacy, who joins us from GSK. He tells us about his passion for understanding solid state chemical problems and how he hopes to apply his experience at CCDC to drive the centre's materials tools and services.