President-elect John Hudson inducted John Diack as a new Rotarian at the club’s lunchtime meeting on Monday, January 9, at Fredrick's Hotel in Maidenhead.
John has lived in Maidenhead for 45 years and has had a varied career in both public service and business.
After attending Aberdeen University he joined the city’s police force, serving from 1967–1976 during which he spent a year on an accelerated promotion course at the Scottish Police College and three years as police sergeant.
Afterwards he moved into the oil industry in Aberdeen and then London as HR director of an international oil services group.
He went on to form a market-leading, highly successful international energy industry recruitment consultancy based in Mayfair of which he was owner and managing director for 20 years until retiring in 1999.
Maidenhead Rotary Club is part of Rotary International, the world’s largest volunteer humanitarian organisation with 1.4 million members across the globe. Rotary’s mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through fellowship.
The club supports a wide range of projects both overseas and in Maidenhead where it organises the annual Open Gardens Weekend and Rotary Bikeathon, helps run the Boundary Walk and supports a range of educational, environmental and community initiatives.