Rotary International President, 2017-2018
Ian Riseley of Victoria, Australia, will be president of Rotary International for the 2017-2018 year.
A Rotarian since 1978, RIPE Ian has served as treasurer, director, Foundation trustee, and member and chair of numerous RI and TRF committees. He and his wife, Juliet (a past District Governor) are Major Donors and Bequest Society members. They live on seven hectares at Moorooduc, where they practice their personal philosophy of sustainable and organic living. They have two children and four grandchildren.
RIPE Ian is a chartered public accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., a firm he established in 1976. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked in audit and management consulting divisions of large accounting firms and corporations.
He has been a member of the boards of both a private and a public school, a member of the Community Advisory Group for the City of Sandringham, and president of Beaumaris Sea Scouts Group. He has been president of Langi-Taan Ski Club as well as an honorary auditor or advisor for a number of charitable organizations.
RIPE Ian has received a number of honors, including the AusAID Peacebuilder Award from the Australian government in recognition of his work in East Timor, the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the Australian Community, and the Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World from The Rotary Foundation.