DIVISIONAL TEAM - SOUTHERN DIVISION
David was born in England and had careers as a Civil Engineer, a computer systems engineer, Civil Servant, and finally was an internationally recognised Project Management consultant, lecturer and author (He has written 30 books on Project Management which were published in the UK).
David was also the chairman of a number of societies in the UK including being the Chairman of the Governors of the CSMA the largest private motoring club in the world. He is now retired, though very busy on lots of projects David was initiated into Lodge Unanimity and Sincerity 261 EC in Somerset in 1980 and has been active in Freemasonry ever since.
He holds London Grand Rank and was District Grand Director of Ceremonies (EC) He has been a WM and Z three times, and is currently Grand Treasurer of the Knights Templar, Grand Standard Bearer Royal Arch (District Grand Superintendent designate), Scribe E of Victory Chapter and Treasurer of Lodge Nelson. David is also the web master for the very successful District 23 Grand Master’s Web page. David is also project managing the 2020 Royal Arch Convocation. In Nelson David moved to New Zealand in 2007. He lives with his life partner, Ronnie Martin, (a famous New Zealand mixed media artist) in Atawahi Nelson. They are the proud owners of a 3 wheel Isetta Bubble Car and are currently restoring a Berkeley Microcar from 1957.
Divisional Grand Lecturer
Grand Director of Ceremonies
Initiated into Lodge Palmerston No 26. Past Master of Lodge Harvey No 49.
Past District Grand Director of Ceremonies Otago Lakes District.
Self employed married with three adult children and four grand children.
Keen follower of Rugby from grand sons thru to All Blacks.
Divisional Grand Master
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Pat currently works at ICL Chartered Accountants in Alexandra, where his main involvements are in financial areas and payroll administration; he has been at ICL for over seven years now but is slowly looking at retirement plans, for sometime in 2020. Pat and his wife Carolyn owned a clothing and footwear store in Alexandra from December 1995 until September 2019, at which time their eldest daughter and son-in-law took over ownership, having managed the store for almost six years. Over the years, Pat has been actively involved in rugby (particularly refereeing), curling (both crampit (outdoor) and Olympic style (indoor) - Carolyn & Pat each represented New Zealand at international curling events, with Pat's highest achievement being a member of the NZ Senior Men's team which was runner up at the 2013 World Senior Curling Championships in Canada), golf (mainly consistently playing inconsistently), and following most sports as a spectator, particularly from the armchair. Carolyn and Pat have four adult children and seven grand children (two in Alexandra, two in Dunedin, and three in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA). Lodge involvement includes being an active Past Master of Lodge Manuherikia Kilwinning 109 (mother Lodge), a member of the Research Lodge of Otago 161, and a member of Lodge Patrick 468 IC. He is also the co-ordinator of the Central Otago Masonic Choir which generally limits itself to one Masonic performance each year (usually a musical Third Degree), as well as being a member of the Alexandra RSA Gentlemen Singers whose membership includes around 10-12 members of the Masonic Choir. Pat's Grand Lodge roles have been Grand Steward (2013-16), District Grand Master, Otago Lakes (2016-19), and now Divisional Grand Master (Southern).