Wilfrid J. Wilkinson
2007-08 Rotary International President
Wilfrid J. Wilkinson, of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Ontario, Canada, assumed the role of president-nominee on 3 January. He was the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2007-08 that convened at RI World Headquarters on 5 December 2005.
Wilkinson was a founding partner of Wilkinson & Company, Chartered Accountants. Since retiring in 2001, he has served as executive director of the Quinte Ballet School of Canada and Canadian coordinator for the National Association of Forensic Accountants.
A Rotarian since 1962, Wilkinson is currently a PolioPlus National Advocacy Adviser and a member at large of the PolioPlus Partners Task Force. Previously, he has served RI as district governor, International Assembly group discussion leader, consultative group member, committee member and chair, task force member, Foundation trustee, director, and vice president. Most recently, he was chair of the 2005 Chicago Convention Committee and vice chair of RI's Afghan refugee relief project.
The nominating committee members are Abraham Gordon, USA (chair); Edgar C. Hatcher Jr., USA (secretary); Gustaaf A. Annokkee, The Netherlands; Jacques Berthet, France; John T. Blount, USA; Anthony L. Brockington, USA; Hee-Byung Chae, Korea; Gustavo A. De Obaldia, Panama; Edgar D. Gifford, USA; Gerson Gonçalves, Brazil; Rafael G. Hechanova, Philippines; Shizuo Imai, Japan; Masahiro "Masa" Kuroda, Japan; Jorma Lampén, Finland; David D. Morgan, Wales; Carl S. Rosenbaum, USA; and O.P. Vaish, India.