1090 In Action - Making a Better World
We have a fantastic range of speakers for our conference, from both within and beyond Rotary.
Broadcaster and paralympian, many of us will know Steve for his Countryfile reports, but he was also the captain of the GB wheelchair rugby team at the London Paralympic Games, and has many inspiring stories to tell.
Mark founded Hope and Homes for Children withe his wife and with the aim of eliminating institutional care for children. The charity works alongside governments and civil society organisations across the globe.
Previously Commander of New College Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and now President of the Army Officer Selection Board, Colonel Lucy Giles has had a distinguished career in the British Army, but is also an Ambassador for First Women UK and supports Girl Guiding.
Steve is a Rotarian in Florida but was previously a member of Thatcham and District Rotary. He has taken part in numerous polio National Immunisation Days in India and will speak to us about Rotary's End Polio Now campaign.
Dr Geoff Mackey
Geoff is known to many Rotarians as an entertaining speaker drawing on his varied career as bouncer, sports coach, scientist and now Director of BASF, but always a passionate Rotarian.
Dame Sara Thornton
Dame Sara Thornton DBE QPM is the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner for the United Kingdom. Previously the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2019.
Our President of Rotary in Britain and Ireland this year, we are delighted that Donna can join us at our conference. In Rotary since 1997 she has supported many of Rotary's youth programmes and activities.
Many Rotary clubs in our district have supported Alan's amazing work in Sierra Leone. Since 2005 when he first visited the country, he has supported the development of schools and communities, and we will hear updates on all of his projects.