Role: North Area Director
Lodge: Westoe Lodge No. 4750
Telephone: 0191 456 6193
Responsible for the Lodges in the North of the Province of Durham
Ian was initiated into my mother Lodge, Westoe No 4750, in South Shields, where he has lived all his life, in 1986 and was first in the Chair in 1993 and then again in 2004.
In 1999 he was appointed PPGSuptWks and in 2009 promoted to PPJGW.
In 2012 he was promoted to Grand Lodge with the rank of PAGDC.
Ian is also a member of Durham Lodge of Installed Masters No 4441 and Nevill Lodge of Installed Masters No 9441.
Ian is Past First Principal in Mariner Chapter No 3217 having originally joined and been through the Chair in Lord Barnard Chapter prior to its merger.
Ian is Past Most Wise Sovereign in St Lawrence Chapter Rose Croix 293 having originally joined and been through the Chair in St Michael and All Angels Chapter Rose Croix No 891 before its closure earlier this year. Ian has recently had the 30th degree conferred.
Ian is also a member of Tyne Dock Lodge of Mark Master Masons No 362 and is progressing through the various offices, and current position is that of Senior Overseer.
When not involved in Freemasonry Ian likes to spend time with his two grand children who live in Carlisle. Ian and his wife Jean, babysit in Carlisle one day a week.
Ian is very keen on DIY and literally do everything, his current major project is the complete refurbishment of a two bedroomed apartment in South Shields.
Ian retired early about two years ago from his role as a Senior Manager in the Construction Industry where he was employed all his working life.