Zone 8 Resident Foundation Trustee & Chairman Elect of The Rotary Foundation
Ian needs little introduction in Zone 8! He has been a Rotarian since 1978 and is a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria. Ian lives with his wife, Juliet, a past district governor, on seven hectares at Moorooduc, where they practice their personal philosophy of sustainable and organic living. They have two children and four grandchildren.
Ian served as President of Rotary International in 2017-18 and has had a long and illustrious Rotary career and has served as treasurer, director, Foundation trustee, and member and chair of numerous RI and Foundation committees. Ian and Juliet are Major Donors and Bequest Society members of the Rotary Foundation.
Ian has received numerous honours 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, the Distinguished Service Award and the Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World from the Rotary Foundation.
Outside of Rotary Ian 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 involved in Sea Scouts and sporting groups, as well as honorary auditor or adviser for a number of charitable organisations.
Ian is a chartered accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co, a firm he established in 1976. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked in the audit and management consulting divisions of large accounting firms and corporations. His firm specialises in income tax and management advice for individuals and small businesses. He has a Masters Degree in Taxation Law and Graduate Diplomas in Accounting and Income Tax.
We look forward to also meeting Ian on-line for our donor recognition function with a promise that that will be minimal discussion about the finer points of accounting.