After an exhaustive process sourcing interested and suitably qualified applicants via external and internal processes, plus an independent external assessment followed by final interviews with a selection panel, I am delighted to announce that Bruce Stockdale has been appointed as Manager Membership Services effective immediately. Over the next few weeks Bruce will spend part of his time in the office until he is able to assume his position full time. Bruce brings to the role great experience from a personal, professional and masonic perspective. His enthusiasm and passion for Freemasonry will bring renewed focus to one of the most important aspects of our Fraternity.
Advice has been received from Sharon Henshall that the Grand Secretary has undergone a triple bypass operation on Wednesday (24/9) and will be out of the office for approximately the next 8 weeks. We wish Peter a speedy and comprehensive recovery and send the greetings and best wishes of the entire Fraternity to Sharon and the Henshall family. The family has requested no contact be made until they advise us. I would suggest there is no point calling the Grand Secretariat for updates, these will be made available as and when the family let us know of any developments. Until Peter is in a position to resume his responsibilities as Grand Secretary, Bruce Stockdale will assume the role of Acting Grand Secretary.