Arthur Ambrose has been elected President of the Grantham Kesteven Rotary Club.
Mr Ambrose is a retired police officer with nearly 30 years of experience working in London. After leaving the Met he became a civil servant going on to become responsible for IT and communications for the Serious Organised Crime Agency.
It was this job that brought him to Lincolnshire and his police career gave him a strong interest in community affairs and in joining Rotary.
In his opening address to club members he paid tribute to the work of past presidents and set out a programme for the coming 12 months. His main aims include reducing beaurocracy by streamlining procedures and encouraging all members to participate in events.
The club’s main charity will be The South Lincolnshire Blind Society.
Arthur and his wife Margaret have two children and four grandchildren. He is a keen yachtsman and is learning to fly a microlite aeroplane.