'Oh - and by the way, I've recommended you for chairing the Covid Ethics Committee. Hope that's OK.' Really? Me? Why? God - Help! I had known, of course, that there was a plan to put together an Ethics Committee. It was necessary. With COVID-19 gathering pace and some immediate decisions to be made - such as criteria for which patients get critical care review, differences between some speciality guidelines and national or other speciality guidelines, and decisions over Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) orders etc., things were about to potentially get tricky. As one of the clinical governance leads in the hospital, I already had warning that I was likely to be asked to be on the Committee. But there is a palpable difference between being on a committee and chairing it. Especially when things could all be about to get complicated.