1090 In Action - Making a Better World

We have a fantastic range of speakers for our conference, from both within and beyond Rotary.

credit: Countryfile
credit: Countryfile

Steve Brown

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.

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David Bruce

A brewer and philathropist and founder of The Bruce Charitable Trust, David will tell us how he has combined these apparently unrelated careers.

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Mark Cook

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.

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Lucy Giles

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.

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Steve Hole

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.

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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.

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Zannifer Mason

Zannifer is chair of Inner Wheel District 9 and will tell us about Inner Wheel's activities over the last few years.

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Gordon McInally

Gordon has been a Rotarian since 1984 and was RIBI president in 2004-05 and has held many other roles. He is also Patron of Hope and Homes for Child

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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.

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Donna Wallbank

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.

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Alan Wolstencroft

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.

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