District Governor Nominee Andy Rajapakse 2020-2021
 
Andy is a member of Burleigh Heads Rotary Club. In 2017 he served as District Membership Chairman and in 2018 as District Public Image Chairman.
 
Introduced to Rotary in Sri Lanka, Andy was a Charter Member and a past President of the Rotary Club of Colombo Metropolitan in Sri Lanka. Since migrating to Australia he transferred to Burleigh Heads Rotary in 2013/2014 year and championed the club's aggressive membership growth. Andy brings in 25 years of Rotary experience in active involvement at Club, District and International levels
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He is a recipient of Rotary International's highest honour to a Rotarian, "Service Above Self Award" for his work in Public Relations & Youth Programs in Sri Lanka. This award is given only to 100 Rotarians each year by the RI Board.
 
Andy is a great supporter of The Rotary Foundation and is PHF with 4 Sapphires, a Rotary Foundation Bequest Member and a Paul Harris Society Member. He led a GSE Team from Sri Lanka to Denmark in 2006. He is a practising International Marketeer & Public Relations Professional, an active member of the Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce and the Australian corporate sector.
 
Currently Andy is the Chief Executive Officer of Presidential Classroom Ltd, a leading Australian marketing company recruiting promising high school students from Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific nations for career focused leadership programs at Harvard University in USA.
 
Andy will be the last District Governor of D9640, as it is now confirmed RI will merge 9640 with 9630 and 9600 on 1st July 2021 as we celebrate 100th year of Rotary in Australia.