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IAN RISELEY is the Rotary International President Nominee for 2017 - 2018,

Ian is a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria Australia and  is a practising chartered accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co.

He received an Australian government’s Peacebuilder award in 2002 in recognition of his work in East Timor. He also received the Order of Australia medal in 2006 for services to the Australian community.

A Rotarian since 1978, Ian has served RI as treasurer, director, task force member, RI Board Executive Committee member, committee member and vice chair, and district governor. Ian is a former member of the Australian Polio Eradication Private Sector Campaign and a recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World. He and his wife, Juliet, are Major Donors and Bequest Society members of The Rotary Foundation.

Juliet Riseley became a Rotarian in 1995 as the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Hampton, although her association with Rotary started much earlier as a host mum to a number of Exchange Students and as editor of OZlines the District’s YE newsletter. She has held many positions in the club including Club Secretary for a number of years, International and Foundation Director, eNews and web blog editor and club Treasurer. She has served the District on a number of New Generations, Vocational and Marketing Committees, was District webmaster from 2002–2005 and has served as a District Governor’s Representative 1996-97 and as a District Governor’s Special Representative in 2003-04. (Juliet was also a District Governor of District 9810 in 2011-2012. This is the first time that a PDG will be the spouse of a sitting RI President.)
As a passionate advocate of ‘Literacy for all’ Juliet     co-ordinated Literacy Resources for the District in 2006-09. Juliet admits that her professional life as a Librarian was a true delight as it brought together 3 of her favourite things: people, beautiful books and information. With a Master’s degree in Information Management, Juliet has directed, developed and consulted to library and information services across the Corporate, Research and Educational sectors. She has lectured at tertiary level and currently works as an Information Consultant through Riseley Consulting and as a director of the family business Peninsula Organics.


They are both multiple Paul Harris Fellows, members of the Paul Harris and Bequest Societies and joint Major Donors.


Ian and Juliet have 2 children, and 3 grandchildren. When not writing and illustrating small books for the smaller members of her family; Juliet is a gardener and actively involved in local environmental groups. Ian and Juliet live on 7 hectares at Moorooduc where they practise their personal philosophy of sustainable and organic living.