Australian RI President for 2017-2018


Ian Riseley is the choice of the Nominating Committee as RI President for 2017/18, pending challenges prior to 1st October, 2015

Ian, a Chartered Accountant with his own practice in Melbourne, Australia, is a Charter Member of Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia from 1978 and became President in 1981/82. He led a Group Study Exchange team to Boston in 1997, and was Governor of District 9810 in 1999/2000.

Ian was a member of the Board of Directors of Rotary International in 2006/08, serving as Treasurer in 2007/08.

He then joined the Finance Committee of Rotary International, becoming Chairman in 2010/11. He was also Moderator for the Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator’s Institute in February 2011.

Ian was elected as a Trustee of The Rotary Foundation from 2011 to 2015. He is Chairman of the TRF Finance Committee and the Investment Committee.

He has received the Australian Government Ausaid award as a “Peacebuilder” for East Timor, traveled to Bangladesh to support an Interplast team, received the Regional Service Award for a Polio-free World, and the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the community.

His wife Juliet was District Governor for District 9810 in 2011/12. They are both Multiple Paul Harris Fellows, members of the Bequest Society and Major Donors to the Rotary Foundation

A rare honour for Australian Rotarians.