District Governor Elect's

Matthew McLeod

District 9910, New Zealand & South Pacific Islands

Rotary Club of Henderson

Allan Smith

District 9920, New Zealand & South Pacific Islands

Rotary Club of St Johns
People do not buy what you do but why you do it.
Understanding, defining, and starting with your why increases community/whanau engagement and aligns to the decision-making pathways. It is a choice of action that then allows you to have influence and make a difference.
My family comes first in everything we do but with busy lives we realise that as a family there is much we can do. Many years ago, we saw the movie “Pay it Forward” and it has had a major effect on our lives in how we think and what we do to share and assist others to succeed.
Alongside Rotary, Sue is the Operations Manager for ROMAC and works alongside other charities within the community. Outside business ownership Rotary plays an important part in allowing us to achieve these goals of Service to our Communities. As DGE the hardest effort is to stay engaged with my Club who are so important to our communities. The events and projects that St Johns are involved in highlights a great team effort.
We always feel privileged and humble that we can give back to our communities in many ways.

Kevin Forgeson

District 9930

Rotary Club of Te Kuiti
I grew up and was educated in Christchurch. I completed a law degree at the University of Canterbury where I met my wife, Dianne, who was also completing her law degree. After working in Christchurch for several years, we made the move to the North Island. We settled first of all in Taupo, where we both worked together in a law firm, then purchased a practice in Te Kuiti. In July 2020 I was appointed by the Crown Office in London to practice as a Notary Public. 
I am the current District Governor Elect for District 9930. I have been a member of the Rotary Club of Te Kuiti since 1990 and have been President three times as well as holding  many other positions within the club. At a district level, I was Assistant District Governor for Area 2 for four years and in 2018 I became Rotary Youth Exchange’s District  Chairman, a position I held for three years. Dianne and I have hosted 10 students in the past. Dianne is also a Rotarian and has been a member of the Rotary Club of Te Kuiti for five years. Dianne has formerly held the role of Club President and is now our club’s Membership Chair.
I have been the chairman of many community organisations, including Game On Trust, New Zealand Rugby League Central Zone Board and Te Kuiti High School as well as being a trustee for Te Kuiti  Community House for the past 30 years. In July 2021 I was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Waitomo District Council for my work in the community.
Dianne and I have two adult daughters, Rachel and Patrice. Rachel is a qualified solicitor but works as a frontline police officer and Patrice has a Masters in Health Psychology and currently works for the Minster  of Health in the COVID-19 section. We have a two and a half year old grandson, Felix. In my spare time I am an avid West Tigers supporter and MotoGP fan.
I’m looking forward to serving District 9930 and supporting the great work of our clubs.

Marilyn Stevens

District 9940

Rotary Club of Kapiti
My husband Wayne & I are really looking forward to working across our District 9940 with our team of approx 1500 members in the next Rotary year to help our clubs thrive not just survive. My Rotary life began in 1993 as a charter member of the Hutt Valley Breakfast Club, and since then I have enjoyed a myriad of leadership positions both at club and district level.  I am currently a member of Kapiti Rotary and enjoy all of the programmes & opportunities we offer our youth.

Jan Boustead

District 9999

Rotary Club of  Lincoln
I feel privileged to have the opportunity to lead Rotary in the South Island, Te Wai Pounamu, in 2022-23, as the first District Governor of the newly created District 9999. 
The past 18 months has been an amazing journey, with Districts 9970 and 9980 collaborating to determine an exciting future for Rotary in the south.  The commitment and determination to take the best of what we currently do but also to do some things differently to achieve positive outcomes, for all clubs and our local communities, has always  seen in our sights.  The journey does not stop in July 2022, and we will follow a process of transition, emergence, and review to achieve our goals over the next 2- 5 years.
When I am not doing Rotary ‘stuff’ I am an avid reader, and my husband David, and I enjoy catching up with our 12 grandchildren who are spread over 5 towns and cities in New  Zealand and Australia.  I work fulltime as a Capability Facilitator with National Library, working with schools in the greater Canterbury region around the development of their  school libraries, and providing training both face-to-face and online around digital literacy and reading engagement.
I am looking forward to working with Rotarians in our district and further afield.