Ken Smith

Ken Smith will be District 9930 Governor for the Rotary year 2025-26
I was born in Morrinsville, and raised at Kiwitahi, where I attended Kiwitahi Primary School and later Morrinsville College.
In September 1976, I joined the Ministry of Transport as a Traffic Officer, serving in the Wellington and Hamilton Districts.
In October 1985, I transferred from Wellington Motorways Unit to Huntly.
In 1992, the Ministry of Transport and New Zealand Police merged.
I remained working in Road Policing until 2017, when I transferred to the Waikato Investigation Support Unit until my retirement in April 2022.
My introduction to Rotary was when I was invited to attend a Polio Fundraising Dinner run by the Rotary Club of Huntly.
In September 1988 I joined Huntly Rotary, where I have held most Club Officer positions and have served as Club President on four occasions.
I was Area 1, Assistant Governor for the period 2018 to 2021.
In 2020, I was appointed as the District Rotary Foundation Chair, having been on the District Rotary Foundation committee for several years.
In 2004, I was recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow by District 9930 for services to District and in 2007 I was recognised with a Paul Harris Saphire Pin by the Huntly Rotary Club.
I’m married to Nancy, and we currently reside in Huntly.
We have an extended family ranging from 14 to 35 years of age, with one grandchild.
Our interests include Pipe Bands, genealogy, and caravanning.
We are Rotary Foundation Major Donors.