DISTRICT TEAM - AUCKLAND DISTRICT
Dave was initiated into Lodge Herne Bay United No. 340 in April 2005 and was installed as Master in August 2009 for the first of 4 terms, which led to jointly overseeing the merger with Lodge Maungarei No. 427, becoming The United Lodge No. 340 in November 2016. In addition, Dave is also a Companion of the Ara Royal Arch Chapter No. 53 as well as a Brother Knight with Hauraki Priory No. 38 in the Knights Templar.
He has been an active member of the Auckland Freemasons Kidz First Committee, which fundraises in support of the children’s ward at Middlemore Hospital in South Auckland as well as a regular fundraiser for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ having scaled Sky Tower several times including the 2019 Firefighter Challenge.
Dave has also served in school trusteeship as a former BOT Chairman with Bayfield School and as a parent representative on the BOT at St Mary’s College, Ponsonby. Dave has worked in human resource management for the last 20 years where he has occupied roles in both public and private sectors with organisations such as the Ministry of Justice, Serco, Auckland Transition Agency, Air New Zealand, Delegat’s Wines, Fonterra, BNZ, Sky City and now Bridgestone New Zealand.
Aside from time spent with his partner Susan and his two daughters, Georgia and Olivia, Dave’s interests include music, cinema, travel, wine appreciation, history, current affairs and sport. He is a certifiable cricket tragic having played President’s Grade in recent years with both Grafton United and Suburbs New Lynn clubs while being an annual visitor to his birthplace in Brisbane to enjoy the opening test match of the summer at the Gabba.
District Grand Master
Gavin self employed civil contractor Love living in NZ and here for 21 year, originally from Ireland.
I have a wife Jo and two kids Eamon 13 and Aoife(efa) 11 Join Freemasonry in 2007 my mother lodge is Titirangi mt albert no 204 it's best thing I've ever done I'm currently 1st principle of Karanagahape royal arch and will become Thrice illustrious master in December of Cryptic council Other passions are rugby which I being coaching and refereeing for the last 8 years, swimming and most things outdoors.
Grand Director of Ceremonies
Andrew is a Learning and Development professional, specialising in Sales and Marketing. Currently working for Fonterra, Andrew is the Global Sales Capability Manager for the Foodservice business, and has held similar roles in leading FMCG and ICT businesses.
Moving to New Zealand from Australia in 2006, Andrew is married to Wendy, who runs their flooring business (Carpet and Matland) in West Auckland. Both Andrew and Wendy are active in the Rotary Club of Henderson, with Wendy as President for 2019/2020.
Initiated into his father and grandfather’s Lodge (Goulburn Valley St. George Lodge no.73 UGLV) in 1996, Andrew is a member and Past Master of Lodge Arawhaiti no.267, a member and Past Master (Master 2003/2004) of the Lodge of Commerce no.837 (UGLV).
Mark was born in the Philippines and moved to New Zealand in the year of 2006 and Auckland has been home for him and his family since then. Mark was Initiated in 2010 at Titirangi Mt Albert Lodge no. 204 and has served as Master of the lodge in 2017.
He is also a member of newly consecrated Lodge Matariki, Karangahape 69 Royal Arch Chapter and Tudor Rose Preceptory no. 5 of the Knights Templar. Mark has been actively involve in both masonic lodge and district activities and is a keen supporter of the Grand Master's initiative of Speaking Up For Freemasonry. Mark is an IT Professional and have been in the industry for the last 16 years.
He specialises in Network Engineering and Network Security. Mark is Married to Angeline and have three dogs that form their family at the moment. Mark's insterests are in sports - football and basketball; travelling - food, photography, history; fitness and wellness; and a general desire for knowledge and self improvement.
I was born in Taneatua a small town in the BOP and moved to Auckland when I was 9 and have lived there ever since. I own my own IT business which specialises in IT Management to Small Businesses.
My wife Pene and I have been married for 35 years, we have 2 children, Sarajane (30) who is married to Johann, and Mia (4)our beautiful grand-daughter, our son Alex (27)and his partner Vilma who hails from Argentina. I was initiated into The Pakuranga Lodge No.416 in March 2010 and Master from 2017-2019, also a member of Lodge Coromandel No.17 and Howick Royal Arch Chapter No.101.
I'm on the Board of the Howick Masonic Charitable Trust, our main aim is to provide support and benevolence to the local charities in our area. Hobbies include walking, reading, socialising with family and friends, the occasional single malt and enjoying our local seaside environment.
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