John Kenny, Grangemouth, Scotland
President-elect, Rotary International, 2008-09
Vice Chair, 2008 (Los Angeles) Convention Committee, 2007-08
Trustee, The Rotary Foundation, 2000-04
Chair, Executive Committee, Rotary International, 1996-97
Director, Rotary International, 1995-97
President, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, 1992-93
Vice president, RIBI, 1991-92
District governor, 1984-85

John is a past dean of his local law faculty, a judge, and a notary. He is active in the Scout Movement and earned the Scouting Medal of Merit for helping to form new scout groups in Eastern Europe. Kenny was appointed deputy lieutenant of his district by Queen Elizabeth II. An elder of the Church of Scotland, he has served as session clerk and presbytery elder. He is a past president of both the Forth Valley Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Scottish Junior Chambers of Commerce. He is also past general legal counsel of Jaycees International. A Rotarian since 1970, John has been president and vice president of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. He has served RI as director, executive committee chair, Rotary Foundation trustee, institute moderator, district governor, convention vice chair and group leader, president’s representative, and committee member and chair. He’s been a delegate, member at large, and parliamentarian at several Councils on Legislation. John is a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation and a Bequest Society member, and has received the Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award. He has been married to June since 1965.