Rotary District 1260 - Conference 2019

Conference 2019 - Speakers

Geoff Miller OBE

Geoff Miller OBE

Geoff Miller, affectionately known as “Dusty” spent twenty years as a professional cricket player, representing Derbyshire, Essex, Natal and England, traveling to all the major test playing countries and playing with or against all the present-day greats. To which he freely admits “I wasn't one of them.” In his own words “I was a comparatively boring bread and butter cricketer who was only selected in the team to allow all the brilliant flair players to perform with freedom.”

Apart from cricket, Geoff's greatest attribute was the ability to keep his team mates amused with his hilarious dry northern humour which he now brings to the after dinner speaking stage from his roots in Chesterfield. By virtue of the sport he was in, and the life he has led, Geoff now possesses a whole host of brilliant anecdotes and stories about himself and his colleagues.

Following his success as an England Test Selector for almost eight years, Geoff was appointed Head of the England Selectors in 2008 and retired after the England’s victorious Ashes tour in the UK in 2013. He was appointed OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to cricket.

Dick Griffin LVO

Richard "Dick" Griffin LVO

Dick was appointed to the Metropolitan Police in 1970. In 1981, as an Inspector, he was posted to Royalty protection where he remained until his retirement in 2013.

During his service with this Unit he was the protection officer for HRH Prince Edward and the Duke of Edinburgh. In 1999 he was appointed a Protection Officer to HM The Queen, with whom he worked for the next 14yrs. In 2013 Her Majesty personally conferred on him the Honour of Lieutenant of the Royal Victoria Order.

Looking back over the years he worked with members of the Royal Family it is not surprising he is regularly asked to recount his experiences.

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