New Directors take officeThe RI Board of Directors has 19 members: the RI president, the president-elect and 17 club-nominated directors, who are elected at the Rotary Convention. The Board manages Rotary International affairs and funds in accordance with the RI Constitution and Bylaws. Eight new directors and the president-elect take office on 1 July.
Ian is a chartered accountant and principal of Ian Riseley & Co., a firm he established in 1976. Before starting the firm, he worked in the audit and management consulting divisions of large accounting firms and corporations.
A Rotarian since 1978, Ian is a charter member of his club. He has served RI as treasurer, director, and member and chair of numerous RI and Foundation committees. Most recently, he was a trustee of The Rotary Foundation and co-chair of the 2016 (Korea) Convention Committee.
Ian has been a board member for private and public schools, a member of the Community Advisory Group for the City of Sandringham, and president of Beaumaris Sea Scouts Group. He is a former president of Langi-Taan Ski Club and honorary auditor or adviser for a number of charitable organisations.
His honours include the AusAID Peacebuilder Award from the Australian Government in recognition of his work in Timor-Leste, the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the Australian community, and the Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World from The Rotary Foundation.
Ian is married to Juliet, a past district governor. They are Major Donors and Bequest Society members of The Rotary Foundation. They have two children and four grandchildren. Ian and Juliet live on 7 hectares at Moorooduc, where they practice their personal philosophy of sustainable and organic living.
Jorge, a chemical engineer, has been director of Corporación Instatec SA since 2001. He previously was managing director of a chemical crop protection joint venture with Dupont in Central America.
He has served Rotary as RI president’s representative; committee chair; regional Rotary Foundation coordinator; Council on Legislation representative; chair for Zone 21A Institute; RI training leader; and district governor.
Jorge and his wife, Debora, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation. He is also a recipient of The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service.
Gérard is a university professor of economics and management, former curriculum director at the Poitiers Business School, and former head of the management and business administration department of the undergraduate programme at the University of Poitiers.
He has been a Rotarian since 1990 and has served Rotary as RI training leader, zone coordinator and district governor. Gérard is a Paul Harris Fellow and a Benefactor of The Rotary Foundation.
Mikael is president of a business and management consultancy, and a certified business and executive coach. He is active in his community, working with several boards as member and chair. A Rotarian since 1993, Mikael has served Rotary as RI president’s representative, committee member, assistant Rotary coordinator, RI training leader and district governor. He is a Benefactor of The Rotary Foundation.
Joseph Mulkerrin Hampton Roads (Norfolk), Va., USA
Joseph retired in 1982 from the U S Navy after a career of over 21 years in sea and shore duty.
A Rotarian since 1984, he has served Rotary as RI president’s rep, zone coordinator, Council on Legislation delegate, committee and task force member, RI training leader, district Foundation chair, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator and district governor.
Joseph is a recipient of RI’s Service Above Self Award and TRF’s Citation for Meritorious and Distinguished Service Award. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society and Bequest Society of TRF. He and his wife, Ann, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation.
Corneliu has been a marketing manager at SC Trust Consult SRL since 1994. He has a Ph D in economics/regional development and strategic planning and is an expert in Romania’s European Union accession process.
A Rotarian since 1997, he has served Rotary as club president, district committee chair, RI president’s representative, regional coordinator, GETS trainer and district governor. He also is on the board of directors for the Rotarian Action Group for Peace.
Corneliu is a Paul Harris Fellow and recipient of the Vocational Service Leadership Award.
Tadami has been chair of Saito Hospital since 1973 and is past president of the Toyota City Orthopaedists Association and past director of the Toyota Medical Association. He is also board-certified as a sports and rheumatism doctor of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association. In his community, he was a councilor of the Social Welfare Juridical Person Hikarinoie for about 20 years.
A Rotarian since 1979, Tadami has served Rotary as district governor.
Dean runs Rhide Technologies Inc., which supplies products used in road construction. Earlier she was a nurse in Cape Town, South Africa, on Christiaan Barnard’s heart transplant team. From 1959–90, she was active in Red Cross in South Africa. She has served on the board of the West End Seniors’ Network in British Columbia and a girls school in Malawi. Dean has been a Rotarian since 1989 and has served RI as Rotary coordinator, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator and district governor.
Noel recently retired from a career in the agricultural industry in sales and marketing. He was an adviser to university researchers at the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University. He has received the Medal of the Order of Australia for his commitment to destigmatising mental illness.
A Rotarian since 1996, he has served RI as Rotary coordinator, regional Rotary membership coordinator, membership committee chair and member, and district governor. He is a recipient of the Service Above Self Award.