CIGRE UK member, Zia Emin has been award Honorary Member status at this year’s Paris Session. He has been involved in CIGRE for more than 20 years in various working groups as member, task force leader and convener. He was the convener of WG C4.307 looking at resonance and ferro-resonance phenomena and establishing transformer energisation studies guidelines. He was a task force leader within C4.502 establishing system technical performance issues associated with long HVAC cables. He later started the JWG C4/B4.38 on network modelling for harmonic studies before moving to become the chair of Study Committee C4 Power System Technical Performance. Zia was the UK Regular Member for SC C4 from 2006 to 2014. During his Regular member role he was a member of the Strategic Advisory Group from 2010 to 2014 and convener of the Tutorials and Conferences Advisory Group from 202 to 2014. He was the SC C4 chair and a member of CIGRE Technical Council from 2016 to 2022 during which he was also the convener for the Strategic Advisory Group within Study Committee C4. Zia was also the CIGRE UK Technical Committee chair from 2016 to 2018. Zia received the Technical Council Award from SC C4 in 2013 and was also bestowed with the Distinguished Member Award in 2014.