PDG Brian Coffey


Brian was born, raised and educated in the Hunter Valley at Newcastle before moving to Maitland in 1979 to commence a 34-year career in law enforcement. 

After speaking at a Rotary meeting in 1999, Brian was asked to join the Rotary Club of East Maitland. Brian and Carol immediately engaged in Youth Exchange as host parents, before joining the District Committee as a YEO; today he engages inbound students in law topics.

Brian has served on most club director roles and held the Presidents chair in 2004-05, 2013-14 and 2018-19. He is a triple ruby Paul Harris Fellow, Carol a PHF Sapphire, recipient of the East Maitland Club Service Award in 2015 and Rotary International Partner Award in 2016. 

At District level Brian has been involved in RAWCS, DIK, ROMAC, RYPEN, RYLA, Dream Cricket, RYDA, GSE and Science and Engineering Challenges, either directly or as a volunteer.

A speaker at several Rotary Conferences and multi-club events, Brian promises to engage you in a personal and moving story of how Rotary changed/saved his life while helping change and possibly saving the life of a young boy and his parents.  

His spare time is shared between grandchildren, historic muscle cars and travelling.