Jessie Harman: is Zone 8 Rotary International Director for 2021-2023 and a member of the Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast in Ballarat, Australia. With an active interest in membership development, she is the immediate past chair of the Rotary International Membership Committee, a past Rotary Co-ordinator, and Project Lead for the Regional Membership Plan for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Katey Halliday: is a past president and a founding member of the Adelaide City Rotaract Club and a member of the Rotary Club of Adelaide Light. She has served as a team leader, coordinator, and trainer for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN), and was a participant in the inaugural RYLA Oceania Program.

Ian H.S. Riseley: is a chartered accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., a firm he established in 1976 specialising in income tax and management advice for individuals and small businesses. His prior career was in the audit and management consulting divisions of large accounting firms and corporations. He has a Masters Degree in Taxation Law and Graduate Diplomas in Accounting and Income Tax.

Vic Grosjean: Chartered Engineer, Vic Grosjean was awarded the Bolloré Award in 2011, and IEEE Award in 2013 for his work in Ocean Engineering. More recently, Vic was selected to receive the UN Young Innovator Award. Vic is also “One of Six Rotary People of Action” to showcase his work at the United Nations in 2018.

David Laity: Ten years ago, David Laity lost most of what he owned in the Black Saturday bushfires. However, he was grateful to be alive and, after some hiccups coming to grips with needing help, he was able to begin rebuilding his life with the help of money dropped into donation tins around the country, and donated by groups such as Rotary. 

Robert Pradolin

Robert Pradolin has been active in the property industry for over 30 years, most recently as General Manager of Frasers Property Australia (formally Australand). Robert believes that “housing for all – rich and poor” is not only a fundamental human need, but is also in the long-term economic interest of the Australia.

Lord Mayor Sally Capp: was initially elected Lord Mayor of Melbourne in 2018 and re-elected in October 2020. She was the first woman to be directly elected as Lord Mayor, to hold the post of Agent-General for Victoria in the UK, Europe and Israel, served as the CEO for the Committee for Melbourne and Victorian Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia. A passionate Collingwood Football Club supporter, Sally made history in 2004 as the first female board member of Collingwood Football Club.

Jennifer E. Jones: a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, the first woman to hold that office.[

With a Doctor of Laws, Jennifer is founder and president of award-winning Media Street Productions Inc. She was …

Entertainers

Trish Carr: is no stranger to the stage, having performed mainly in the musical theatre genre with many companies throughout Melbourne over a number of years. She has also been involved in the cabaret scene on many occasions.

More recently …

Kutcha Edwards: Proud Mutti Mutti man, Kutcha Edwards is a strong advocate for Aboriginal people and a multi-award winning singer/songwriter. A magnificent vocalist and engaging performer, Kutcha continues a lifelong practice of renewing his ancient Songline in modern times.
Kutcha’s performances not only entertain …

Michael Lapiña: began his professional career in 1988 performing in musicals and touring extensively in Australia and Asia. He has been engaged with many of Australia’s leading opera houses to perform some of the most coveted tenor roles in the operatic repertoire. A versatile tenor, Michael is regularly engaged as a soloist on the concert, corporate, chamber and oratorio stages. He is also a …

Ruby Mae: brings you her soulful stories from the ‘burbs’ of Melbourne. Through her
warm tones, melodic voice, and powerful lyrics, she moves freely through genres, grounding herself in indie folk, pop, soft rock, and country. Breaking into the scene with her debut single ‘Summer’ in late 2018, Ruby then …

The Governors

District 9790 Governor Bruce Anderson: With his initial career as a scientist making penicillin at the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, Bruce moved to Miami, Florida where he completed a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degree in biochemistry an went on to work in molecular biology research. Returning to Melbourne he took up a position at the Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital to undertake research the led to the development of a vaccine

District 9780 Governor Philip Beasley

District 9780 Governor Philip Beasley: With an Agricultural Science background, Philip has had a strong connection with the rural sector, originally joining the CFA as a volunteer fire fighter and then being recruited as career fire fighter.

District 9800 Governor Philip Archer: is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Southbank, and has served in numerous leadership positions at Club, District and Zone level. Philip was also a Director of Rotary Foundation Australia Limited (2017-2020) and RI Zone 8 Public Image Coordinator (2012 to 2015).

Spanning a career of over 35 years …

District 9810 Governor Alma Reynolds: has been a Rotarian for a little over 10 years, serving in a number of club and District roles. She and husband Greg King are members of the Paul Harris Society, demonstrating their strong support for The Rotary Foundation. 
With a career spanning the education, automotive, local economic development and
horticulture industries, Alma has …

District 9820 Governor Mark Humphries

Mark is a member of Rotary Mount Eliza and has held many roles at both club and District
level. Attending 2 International conferences and 5 Rotary institutes he values the networking,
friendships and the sharing of knowledge that Rotary provides.
Working in the technology sector for over 35 years …