Posted by Sam McCurdy:
Gordon R. McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2023-24.
He will be declared the President-Nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
Gordon, a graduate of dental surgery at the University of Dundee, owned and operated his own dental practice in Edinburgh. He was the chair of the East of Scotland branch of the British Paedodontic Society and has held various academic positions.
A Rotary member since 1984, McInally has been President and Vice President of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. He has also served Rotary International as a director and as member or chair of several committees.
In his presentation to the recent International Assembly of incoming District Governors from around the world, Gordon introduced the Rotary theme for 2023-2024 'Create Hope in the World'.
He calls for Rotary to create hope in the world by working for peace and mental wellbeing. He urges members to engage in tough conversations and earn the trust that’s necessary to realise these values.