Role: Festival President
Lodge: RW Provincial Grand Master
Telephone: 0191 567 5365
John spent his entire career in the Steel industry holding numerous management and senior management posts in different locations before retiring from his role as Director Special Profiles in 2008.
John was invested as an Assistant Provincial Grand Master on 7th January 2011, after the November meeting was cancelled on the day due to dangerous winter weather. On his appointment John assumed responsibility for the Lodges in the East of the Province, he was invested as Deputy Provincial Grand Master on Friday 28th November 2014 and invested as Provincial Grand Master on 6th October 2018.
If he has any free time he lists his other interests as following rugby union; photography; music; movies; current affairs; reading and keeping on top of the gardening. John and his wife Joan have no children and live in Great Broughton, North Yorkshire with their border collie Cleo.
Meet the rest of the Festival Committee
Events / Stewards Lodge Liaison
North Area DirectorWestoe Lodge
South Area DirectorStrathearn Lodge
East Area DirectorSportsmans Lodge
West Area DirectorStanhope Lodge