Ian Scott, District 9685 Governor 2014-15 & Jennifer


Ian Scott AM (PDG Jennifer)

District Governor 2014-15
Rotary Club of Central Blue Mountains
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Mobile: 0402 217 915

Ian has been a member of the Rotary Club of Central Blue Mountains since 2003 and has served in many Club positions, including President 2006-07 and Secretary 2008-9 & 2012-13.  Ian has served District 9690 on the Family of Rotary Committee, District Trainer from 2009 to 2012-13 and Club Representative for the D9690 Committee of the Association. Ian is a charter faculty member of the Rotary Leadership Institute in District 9690.  Trained as a facilitator and mediator, he has facilitated at the 2010 Australian Rotary Conference in Canberra, the 2010 D9690 Membership Seminar, and designed the facilitation for the 2012 Australian Rotary Success Conference.  Ian is an International Assembly Spouse Training Leader for Rotary Years 2012/13 and 2013/14. He has been appointed to the Probus South Pacific Limited Board for 2013-14.

Ian has served in the Royal Australian Air Force full time and reserve since 1968, firstly as a radio technician and then as a navigator, mainly on transport aircraft. He has held command at all levels, including Commanding Officer of Number 37 Squadron, Officer Commanding Number 84 Wing and Commander of the Air Lift Group at RAAF Richmond.  Along the way he managed to acquire an MBA and a Masters of Arts in Strategic Studies. He retired with the rank of Air Commodore in 2005 from the position of Deputy Air Commander at Headquarters Air Command and has undertaken a number of projects and operational tasks in the Air Force Reserve since then.  He was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1996 for his service at Number 37 Squadron.

Ian is involved with a number of ex-Service organisations, including the Defence Force Welfare Association, the Blue Mountains Branch of the Australian National Servicemen’s Association (of which he is patron), and the Remembrance Driveway Committee for the Hume Highway between Sydney and Canberra.

He is married to PDG Jennifer, who is a senior lawyer involved in alternate dispute resolution as an arbitrator and mediator, as well as being a board member of a number of Rotary Boards.  Jennifer is involved in Rotary at all levels, including delivering district, national and international training.  Ian and Jennifer are Paul Harris Society members, Bequest members and Major Donors. They have two adult daughters; Gillian is married to Simon and has three terrific children, and Claire is a diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  Both girls have been involved in various Rotary sponsored New Generations programs, including PACE, YEP, RYPEN and Rotaract, and Claire is now a Rotarian.

Ian’s interests include the grandkids, travel, scuba diving, flying, listening to music and bush walking.  Jennifer shares all of those, except may be flying, but loves gardening.