DISTRICT GOVERNOR NOMINEE
- Michael Cooke (Corrina)
- Rotary Club of Claremont
- President 2010 – 11
- PHF 2011
Michael and Corrina have lived at Pontville for the past 14 years. Michael joined Rotary in 1999 at the invitation of PDG Campbell Gunn. Michael is married to Corrina and their adult children all now living on the mainland.
Michael was born in Bathurst NSW and matriculated from High School in Cowra NSW. Michael completed tertiary education in Canberra and insurance diploma courses through external studies via Deakin University.
Michael came to live in Tasmania in 1987, whilst employed with the Health Insurance Commission.
Michael’s first Rotary District role was with Youth Exchange. He has been involved over many years in organising RYPEN activities and selecting NYSF candidates for conferences.
Michael was appointed to the District committee for ROTARACT in 2011and started a Northern Suburbs group of ROTARACT in 2012.
Michael was principally involved in resurrecting Rotary in the Derwent Valley, with the Rotary Club of the Derwent Valley starting in 2012.
Michael is currently on the District Membership Committee.
Michael has practiced as an Insurance loss adjuster for 26 years and previously worked in the accounting industry, and investigating various Government fraud cases across most states of Australia.
Michael and Corrina ran their own successful Loss Adjusting business for 18 year, starting offices in NSW and Tasmania, before merging with a national group in 2009.
Michael is now self employed as a contract Loss Adjuster and Corrina (a claims specialist) is a consultant with an international Broking firm.
Michael holds qualifications in accounting, commerce, general insurance and loss adjusting. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters (AICLA) and a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF), and maintains national advisory roles on both national Boards.
Michael’s principal interest is his family, followed by his friends and Rotary. He has a particular liking for British police dramas and sport. Michael is an avid Harley Davidson owner and rider having ridden all of Tasmania, Victoria, southern NSW, the North Island of New Zealand and Route 66 USA, all with Corrina as pillion. Michael also enjoys AFL, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Taekwondo.