Ian Wishart - CEO, Fred Hollows Foundation: "6,000 years of the trachoma scourge but we can end it all by 2030".


Ian Wishart is one of Australia’s most accomplished CEOs in the global humanitarian sector, having worked at virtually every level of international development from relief operations to policy and advocacy initiatives.

Ian started his development career at World Vision Australia, initially as an emergency relief officer deployed to the major emergency hot spots of the early 1990s. His diverse country experience has seen him work in places including Cambodia, Laos, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, South Sudan and Rwanda.

Ian became CEO of The Fred Hollows Foundation in May 2018 and continues to advance Fred’s mission by helping to create real solutions for those trapped in poverty by preventable blindness.

Join us to hear Ian speak about the impact trachoma has had on people’s lives for thousands of years; the progress The Fred Hollows Foundation and Rotary International are now making to eliminate it; and how he is leading Fred Hollows through and beyond the interruption of COVID.

All funds raised will be used to support Rotary Foundation projects that make lives better in your community and around the world

  • The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International has received 12 consecutive 4-star ratings, the top rating, from Charity Navigator as at January 2019.

  • Charity Navigator also rates The Rotary Foundation as Number One in their list of the 10 of the Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of.

  • It also received an A+ from Charity Watch its highest rating in 2017 (the most recent rating).

  • The Association of American Fundraising Professionals named The Rotary Foundation as the outstanding Foundation for 2016.

We look forward to welcoming all Rotarians, partners, friends and colleagues to this special event.


When: Tuesday, 24th November 2020

Where: Zoom event

Tickets: $20

RSVP: 17th November 2020

Time: 7:30am for 7:40am to 9:00am

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