Directors & Committee Chairs
Current Chair
Dr. Royston Flude
 
 
Dr Royston Flude (PhD Education, University of Manchester) joined the Rotary Family as a Founder of the Rotaract Club of Lymm, Cheshire in the UK. He went on to be the President of the Lymm and then the Manchester Rotary Clubs. In 1911, Manchester was one of the four Founding clubs of the UK. He became a Founding Member of the Rotary Club Genève International with responsibility for Youth Engagement. The first English speaking Rotaract & Interact Clubs were founded in Switzerland. He is President of CSPOC (www-spoc.org) a United Nations accredited NGO focused on self-sustaining solutions by integrating inputs in Health, Education & Enterprise.
A polymath and Change Manager who has been Executive Vice President of a multi-billion-dollar Technology Incubator in New York and is currently focused on the development of strategies to maximize valuation using Complexity Science. As a futurologist, he sits on a number of global think tanks and endeavors to provide insights into the opportunities and existential threats to the next generation`s world of tomorrow. He has senior level links with governments in the USA, the European Union and the Pacific Rim including China and Taiwan.
 
Education is his passion, which he believes is crucial for the nurturing of partnerships and social engineering for a more harmonious world. The education (SDG4) and empowerment of women (SDG5) is key to this objective, as a universal purpose driving progress for humanity. By mentoring key staff and students at Ecolint in Geneva, the largest and oldest international school in the world, and the introduction of Switzerland`s first Interact Club Royston collaborated to embed a spirit of selfless service and engagement with the UN SDGs at youth level. In May 2019, following nomination, thirty-eight participants were recognized with the Princess Diana Award for social and community action.

Vice Chair
Madhumita Bishnu
 
 
Madhumita Bishnu or Madu as she is called by all Rotarian friends all over the world, aged 50 is President of Rotary Club of Melbourne, RID 9800, Australia. Joined Rotaract in 1992 and was a member for 9 years and joined Rotary in 1999 as a member of Rotary Kalighat, then RID 3290, India and later changed to RID 3291. Served the Rotary club in all capacities and was the President of Rotary Calcutta Uptown, RID 3291, India between 2012-13. I joined Rotary E Club of Melbourne, RID 9800, Australia in 2013.
 
A member of several Rotary Fellowships and Action Groups. Joined Educators Fellowship one year ago and currently Vice Chair. Co-Chair and Secretary in Rotarian Singles Fellowship, VP (East & Bangladesh) of ITHF, Past Chair of Editors & Publishers, Secretary of newly formed Rotarian Genealogy Fellowship, Member of Environment Fellowship of Rotarians, Social Media Director of IFRM and have performed in World Choir during the Interfaith Services in several RI Conventions. Member of RFPD, Member of Authors & Writers Fellowship, Member of Blood Donors Fellowship, Member of Wine Appreciation Fellowship, Member of Rotary Action Group for Peace, Membership Manager of Cruising Fellowship, Member of Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery, Member of Social Network Fellowship, Photography Fellowship, Global History Fellowship, Social Media Director of Bird Watching Fellowship.
 
Attended 22 RI Conventions since 1998 consecutively, including Sargent-at-Arms duties. A Rotary Volunteer and a TRF Cadre member. Was a Site Visitor for 3H projects on CLE at Manila in The Philippines, Dhaka in Bangladesh, street children’s education programme in Kisumu in Kenya, computer literacy programme in Hubli in India and literacy programme in Pune in India, Site Visitor for E Learning in Aurangabad in India. Was a Technical Coordinator for Education & Literacy on behalf of TRF as Cadre Member between 2009-12. Madu is PHF + 1 and a Bequest Society Member.
 
As a Rotary Volunteer, has taught English in schools run by Rotary Agrabad in RID 3280 in 2006 and school run by Rotary Chittagong Midtown in RID 3280 in 2008, 2010, 2012 for two months each time. Also taught English in Dadu Elementary School in 2017 & 2018 in Taichung in Central Taiwan
 
With a Masters in Islamic History from University of Calcutta, has worked in the Corporate Social Responsibility (health activities for women and children) in Ambuja Cement Foundation located in Sankrail in Howrah District of West Bengal state.
 
Madu’s hobbies include travelling, photography, cooking, reading and listening to music.
 

Treasurer
Dr. FCPA Rosemary Kinanu Gituma
 
 
 
Rosemary is member of the Rotary Club Muthaiga and accountant (Practice-Kinanu & Associates). A unique and accomplished specialist in Finance, Accounting and Procurement with over 20-year extensive experience in large- Public and Private sectors of which Seventeen are in the Cement Business Sector. A Practicing Chartered Fellow Accountant and holder of MBA and B.Comm( University of Nairobi)  and Advanced Management Program-AMP (Spain).
 
Rosemary is a committed professional who upholds high standards and understands key stakeholders’ engagements and dynamics of International business. She has travelled extensively and participated in various international forums and developed Diverse and High-End Networks. She collaborates/consults with both local & International business leaders. She is invited to most International Conferences and Business Forums held In Kenya and East Africa/COMESA and Global. As a Private Sector delegate, attended Presidential visits to France, Germany; Belgium, Israel, Botswana; Mauritius and Uganda
 
She has extensive training and experience in Corporate Governance, Strategic Management/Transformative Leadership, Business Restructuring and Re-engineering, Change Management, Think Tanks, Project Management /PPP and Business Advisory
 
A mother, a member of Clubs - Karen Country Club, Parklands Sports and Union and she Enjoys Travelling, Reading, Networking, Sports and Community work.
 

Secretary
Ian Smith
 
 
Ian Smith has been a teacher of History, Economics and Business Management in the state, independent and international sector for 25 years. As Vice Principal at Surbiton High School in the UK, he was responsible for pupil care, character development and an entrepreneurial mindset in teaching and learning. 

Since 2015, Ian has been working at Ecolint (International School Geneva), the oldest and largest international school globally, teaching the International Baccalaureate, promoting trans-disciplinary learning and leading entrepreneurial community network initiatives across the Ecolint Foundation. He is an international moderator and judge for the Princess Diana Award having volunteered for the organisation validating youth action for ten years. He is a teachSDGs global ambassador and brought WE Day to the UK as part of a UK Education delegation to Canadian charity Free the Children (now the WE Movement) with Holly Branson in 2012. As European ambassador for the UK-based Wildhearts organisation he co-created the inaugural UN Global Entrepreneurial Leader Summit in November 2018. 
 
In 2013, Ian was conferred with a lifetime honour, the Queen`s Award for the Promotion of Enterprise, for his services to UK education. He has an MBA in educational leadership and is a honorary fellow at the Royal Society of Arts. Ian is a Board member of the Geneva Rotary club, leading youth engagement and Interact.
 

Immediate Past Chair
Dr. Charles Grant
 
 
Dr. Charles Grant is the former Chairman & CEO of Continuing Education Association International (CEAI).  He spent 35 years in education and was a teacher and administrator for ten years in a Texas public school system prior to spending 25 years in community college education. He has served as an Instructor of Management Development, Director of Continuing Education, Dean of Continuing Education, Vice President of Instruction, and ten years as a College President. Dr. Grant holds, an Associate in Arts (AA) degree from San Jacinto College, a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree from Sam Houston State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from Texas A&M University.
 
He is past President of the North Shore Rotary Club, past Assistant Governor for Rotary District 5890, and past Chairman of the Worldwide Rotaract Committee, a program of Rotary International. He also was the Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team Leader to Sydney, Australia. Additionally, he is past Chairman of the North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce, and most recently served as the President  & CEO. He served on the board of the Economic Alliance - Houston Port Region for eight years and held the position of Treasurer, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Board. He is a member of many civic and educational organizations.