GB&I Committee

IFCR GB & I Committee

GB&I Chairman   Vacant at present

GB & I Secretary & Web Master  Venkata Ganesan (Ganesh) (wife Lakshmi) –

GaneshGanesh made his Festival debut in Durban in 2010 followed a trip back to his homeland to Vapi in 2012. He created and managed the successful booking system that contributed to making the 8th World Festival such a well-organised event.   As another of the new shining lights of IFCR GB&I the elevation to secretary was a natural progression.   One of 4 IFCR GB&I members to be club presidents in 2012/13, being president of the Billericay club in Essex, this globe trotting member is always great company whether home or overseas.

GB&I Treasurer   Eric Hill (wife Muriel) –

Eric Hill 2017Eric has been involved in IFCR since Adam was a boy!

His Welsh roots defy a keen interest in a game played with a small red ball, rather than a oval ball revered throughout Wales.   While missing out on the Vapi Festival, Eric returned to count the money for the 8th World Festival where a small profit was made thereby giving his colleagues no choice but to make him GB&I Treasurer

IFCR GB&I Representative   Norman Brown (wife Liz) –

GBI Board NormanFollowing four years of “storming” leadership of GB&I that culminated in the much acclaimed 8th World Festival, Norman now represents his nation at the top table of IFCR.   Another of the GB&I 2012/13 Club Presidents, his fellow members of Bourne Rotary club can breath again as Norman devotes his time to making sure that IFCR continues to be a force to the reckoned with in the world of Rotary Fellowships.  Norman is a regular attendee at IFCR national festivals across the world with recent excursions to India and Australia stamped in his passport.

IFCR GB&I International Ambassador   Mike Jackson (wife Carol) –

GBI Board MikeMike took over as world IFCR Treasurer in 1995, IFCR world secretary in 1997 and IFCR world chairman in 2003.   He organised the first Rotary Cricket Festival at Fordingbridge in 1997 and has attended all the World Festivals.   With influential links into the ECB and national government, as well as being an Immediate Past District Governor, Mike is ideally placed to raise the profile of IFCR not just in the GB&I, but across the globe through the Rotary International family.

Committee member   David Askin

GBI Board David

Committee member   Paul Walsh

Committee member   Keith Hopkins (wife Mary) –

Keith Hopkins

GB&I Web Administrator    Euan Stirrat

ECS 310517Back by popular demand, or rather press-ganged into, resuming the website after an 8 year gap.  A veteran of five Festivals since 2002, a bit greyer and heavier, but going into training for the Melbourne festival.