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Rotarian Peter Jones is a keen cruising sailor and has his own yacht. Although retired he is very involved in Camsail and is a member of BENERA, the Cambridge Rambling Club and the U3A.

Rotarian Johnnie Sam is vice chairman of Ridgeons who are one of the largest privately-owned builders' merchants inthe UK.  Johnnie is also a Governor of Hills Road Sixth Form College and a trustee of the charity Break.

Rotarian Francis Hookham works with Dementia Compass, a not-for-profit organisation who offer an on-going community programme designed especially for people living with dementia.

Before he retired, Francis was a founding partner of Pleasance, Hookham and Nix the well known Cambridge surveyors based in Northampton Street, Cambridge.

Rotarian James Taylor leads the Cambridge Retail, Planning, Leisure and Restaurants team at Carter Jonas the UK based estate agency founded in 1855 when John Carter Jonas set himself up as an auctioneer in Cambridge.

James has experience across all sectors of the retail and leisure market and is overseeing major expansion programmes within the resaurant and hotel sectors.

Rotarian John Grieve plays viola in the City of Cambridge Symohony Orchestra since retiring from his well known and eponymous Cambridge veterinary practice and composers played over the past 12 months range from Copland through to Wagner.

Amongst his other commitments John is Visits Organiser for Cambridge Society for the Application of Research.

Rotarian John Barrett is seen here with Amanda Goodman the BBC Television personality during our winter concert at the West Road Concert Hall.

John is a fomer president of the World Methodist Council and also has had an illustrious career as an eductionalist.  He was well known in Cambridge as the headmaster of the Leys School for 14 years and was the first Principal of the international Anglo-Chinese School in Singapore.


Rotarian Jo Chan rides 50 mile charity bike rides.  He is doing a mathematics degree course with the Open University and is a member of the Council at U3AC where he is attending a course on Roman history.

Jo qualified as a doctor in 1979 and in 1984 joined the Clinical Research Centre in Harrow and eventually retired in 2013. (Jo is seen here at our Technology Tournament pirize giving)

Rotarian Paul Auton, seen here with his wife Colette on the occasion of the recent opening of the Auton Building on the Cambridge Science Park, is the former CEO of Cambridge Consultants where he grew the company from under 100 to over 300 with most work coming from the private sector and around 50% overseas.

Rotarian John Martin is a former chairman of Cambridge Magistrates and is seen here taking part in our Children in Need collection at the Grafton Centre.

A retired builder John was formerly Eastern Area Chairman of the Federation of Master Builders and is a trustee of the Cambridge Royal Albert Benevolent Society.

Rotarian Chris Senior's growing reputation as one of the lead designers in Cambridge is a result of his intuitive approach. Visit his website http://www.dpaarchitects.co.uk/ for more information.

Chris's early entrepreneurial leadership was recognised and encouraged by the Rotary Club where he is now a full member.

Rotarian Rudolf Hanka is a keen amateur pilot.  "Flying keeps you so busy that you can't think of anything else and you land with your mind completely refreshed".
He is also the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Czech Government, a former Vice-President of Wolfson College and a Professor of Medical Informatics.

After an illustrious full-time career in Local Government, focusing on education, Rotarian David Spreadbury is a Board member of Cambridgeshire ACRE where he has furthered his interest in the Rural Community Council movement. 

Rotarian John Mott's whole life has been devoted to the Salvation Army.  Since retiring from active service after nearly 30 years as a full-time officer (minister) in 1998 he has worked in Cambridge, both in fund-raising and in music and is a familiar local figure. 

Rotarian Sally Marsh is involved in around three drama productions a year at either the ADC theatre or the Playrooms at the Arts Theatre.  
Sally either directs or acts in productions which are staged by the two main Cambridge production groups. 

Rotarian Graham Sanderson is a Custodian at King's College and has been ever since he retired from his well known furniture retail business, 'Johns of Cambridge', six years ago

Rotarian Philip James is chairman of the Coulson Building Group which has been established for 130 years and turns over £13m per annum on building projects throughout East Anglia.

Rotarian John Holroyd is a voluntary conservator at Duxford

Having retired from a busy career, culminating as the District Manager of a national building society, John now finds time to help with conservation work at Duxford Airfield.