Elizabeth Thomas (GB&I)
With 10 years working in international banking in Luxembourg, 30 years in accountancy back home in the UK and latterly as Association Treasurer in GB&I, I feel that I have the necessary training and experience to take on this very important and complex role. My main objectives would be to ensure the financial integrity of IIW and obtaining the best investment returns for its capital and reserves.
I love the international aspect of our organisation and would greatly enjoy working with the Executive Committee and Board Directors as well as getting know members throughout the world as Treasurer. I speak French, German and Italian which could also be useful in communicating with fellow members.
What do I hope for the future of Inner Wheel? We must be positive, raise the profile of Inner Wheel in the heart of our communities, use social media, strengthen and support our Clubs, embrace open membership while respecting and supporting our existing members, continue to adapt and respond to the challenges of today, make our meetings fresher and more interesting to attract new members who can enjoy our very, very special Inner Wheel friendship.