Lions District T1 Tasmania

District Governor Paul cairnduff 2022-23

Lion Paul is the eldest child of a family with one other sibling, He grew up in country Tasmania, where growing up for a young boy was exciting and care free.


Paul’s parents moved to Hobart to educate both children at private colleges.


Paul completed his scholastic studies and went on to to study Electrical Engineering, which he completed in 1966. Later on, he achieved Risk Management, Workplace Safety and Auditing qualifications.


Paul married local girl Mary in 1989 and both Paul and Mary pursued their careers until their retirement. Paul was asked post retirement by an International Insurance Company to take on the role as Risk Consultant and remained in that position for a further 12 years, while also lecturing at tertiary establishments.


Paul decided to go it alone and was very successful as a Risk Consultant to industries and Governments, both locally, nationally and internationally and finally retired in 2010.


Mary and Paul have travelled extensively in Asia and Europe until the Covid-19 pandemic closed the local and international borders.


Both have continued to pursue their other interests as time permits, Paul a keen fly fisher in the Tasmanian highland lakes and rivers and a student of Roman history (4th Century CE) and Latin, Mary is a keen embroider and knitting craftsperson.


Paul Joined the Lions Club of Kingborough in 2011 and has held a number of roles in his Club and District, Mary is a strong supporter of Paul and the Club activities. In 2019 Paul completed the Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Christchurch, New Zealand and qualified as a Guiding Lion, while also attending various other training seminars and forums as required.


Paul’s Lions Club is Kingborough chartered in 1968, and is situated approximately five Kilometres South of the Hobart CBD. The Club is very active within the local community with several ongoing projects.



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