John was a Regional Service Manager for Siemens Communications and took early retirement in December 2012.He joined Heber Lodge No.4388 in February 1991 and was Social Secretary and Treasurer for a number of years.
He was installed as Master in September 2002, was appointed Assistant Director of Ceremonies in October 2004 and then Director of Ceremonies in October 2005; which office he still holds to date.
He joined Chapter of Faith in 1998 and was installed as MEZ in March 2016.
He was installed into the Leonard Heeley Conclave in the Masonic and Military Order of the Red Cross of Constantine in 2010.
He also joined Borough Lodge in February 2010 and was installed into the Chair in March 2016.
He was appointed Assistant Group Secretary and Treasurer in December 2015 and then Group Secretary after the Provincial Grand Lodge in May 2016. He is looking forward to his new role and has the full support of his wife Sue; as he has done throughout his masonic career.
He was appointed as a Director of Ashton Masonic Properties Ltd, for Heber Lodge, in January 2009 and then appointed as Chairman of the Company in June 2015.
The Lodges and Chapters have had an early chance to get to know John as he has accompanied members of the Group Executive to some of the Lodge and Chapter Installation Ceremonies.
He accompanied the Chairman and Vice Chairman to the Hospice in order to present the Group annual donation, and is looking forward to meeting the Secretaries and Scribes E and other Lodge members in the new masonic Year.