Province of Cambridgeshire
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Cambridgeshire is headed by the Provincial Grand Master and to assist him in the management of the Province he appoints a Deputy Provincial Grand Master & Executive
Provincial Grand Master
R.W.Bro. W.C.M. Dastur
William (Bill) Charles Mason Dastur was born in 1952 and was educated at Peter Symonds’ School Winchester and Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1977 he subsequently worked as a Partner for Ernst & Young in Sierra Leone between 1982 and 1984, later becoming Managing Partner for them in Cambridge and East Anglia between 1984 and 1996. Since 1996 he has been with Marshall of Cambridge as Group Financial Director and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
He married Elisabeth in 1977 and they have 2 sons, Robin and Rupert and now lives in Edwardstone, Suffolk.
He was initiated into Alma Mater Lodge No.1492 in 1986 and attained the Chair in 1993. He served the Province first as Provincial Grand Registrar and later as Provincial Grand Treasurer between 2003 and 2012 receiving a first Grand Lodge appointment as PAGDC in 2005.
In 2012 he was appointed Deputy Provincial Grand Master and promoted to Past Grand Sword Bearer in 2013, whilst in the Royal Arch, he was appointed as Second Provincial Grand Principal in 2008 and promoted to Past Grand Standard Bearer in 2013. He is a member of Euclid Chapter being Exalted in 1991 and became its First Principal in 1999.
Among the other orders of freemasonry, he is a past Sovereign of Simon of Sudbury Rose Croix Chapter and a member of Mark Master Masons and Royal Ark Mariners Degrees with Geoffrey Dicker Lodge No.1906. In all he is a member of 5 Craft Lodges, 3 Royal Arch Chapters, 2 Rose Croix Chapters, one Mark and one RAM.
Outside of Freemasonry he is a keen golfer and active skier. He still plays a little cricket at village club level with his son and also enjoys playing Bridge. He has attained the honour of Freeman of the City of London and is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers of London.
Deputy Provincial Grand Master
V.W.Bro. John Roger Sherriff PGSwdB
W.Bro. Patrick B. Kilby PAGDC
Patrick [Pat] Kilby was born in 1948 in Cambridge and lived his formative years in the Market Town of Soham. The early part of his working life was in the building industry where occupying many roles he worked on such prestigious buildings as the Wren library in Cambridge.
A change in career path led him to join the Cambridgeshire Local Authority Fire and Rescue Service in 1978 completing the full term of employment and retiring in 2008. During a long and eventful career he attained the rank of District Manager [Group Manager] with responsibility for East Cambridgeshire and Fenland Districts as well as being a member of the senior management team.
He is proud to have been awarded the Queens Golden Jubilee medal as well as being the holder of the Queens Fire Brigade long service and good conduct medal for exemplary service. Outside Cambridgeshire Fire Service his responsibilities also included being a senior examiner for the National Fire Service Examination board and branch Secretary for the [International] Institution of Fire Engineers, of which he was also a corporate member.
Pat married Marion in 1970 and they have two children Rebecca and Mathew and now live in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire.
Pat was initiated into the Gild of St Mary Lodge No.7288 in 1990 and became Master in 1996. He received his first Provincial appointment as Provincial Senior Grand Deacon in 2003 followed by Past Provincial Grand Sword Bearer in 2009 and Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden/Provincial Grand Secretary in 2014. He is a member of Pythagoras Chapter No.88 being exalted in 1995 and first Principal in 2005. His first Provincial Office in the Holy Royal Arch was Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies in 2009 followed by Provincial Grand Scribe Ezra in 2012 to 2014. Supreme Grand Chapter honoured him with the rank of Past Grand Standard Bearer in 2014. Pat is also an active member of Rose Croix.
Outside Freemasonry he is very much a country and family man with a keen interest in country pursuits and since retirement is kept busy supporting his family and enjoying the company of grandson Henry.
Provincial Grand Secretary
W.Bro. Kevin Mader
Kevin Mader was born in 1955 and has lived virtually all his life in Cambridge. He has two children, a son who is a Chartered Accountant and a daughter who is in the pharmacy business.
Although he started his working life in light engineering, he soon migrated to sales and marketing; mostly in field of sports equipment. When concentrating on athletics equipment, products were sold to a number of Olympic and Commonwealth Games and he has been fortunate to be able to visit many countries around the world.
After twenty plus years in that industry, a change of career led him to work for a short period at the Chamber of Commerce, when after visiting a company to offer advice, he was offered a chance to work in the golf industry (he is the Chairman of the Provincial Golf Association). With his experience in product design, he spent many years travelling the country designing locker rooms at golf clubs which then developed into the area of fitness clubs.
He also started two of his own companies before leaving the industry to become Secretary Manager of the 36-hole Gog Magog Golf Club; a position he held for 10 years before retiring.
Kevin was initiated in to the Gild of St. Mary Lodge No. 7288 in 2004 and became Master in 2010 and Secretary in 2012. In 2014 he also became the Secretary of the Cambridgeshire Installed Masters Lodge No. 7429. Prior to becoming the Provincial Grand Secretary, Kevin was Provincial Sword Bearer.
In the Royal Arch he was Exalted into Pythagoras Chapter No. 88 in 2007 and was 1st Principal in 2017. He is also a member of several other side degrees.
His interests outside Masonry include travel, genealogy and cooking. Since retiring and with his wife still working, he has finally learnt how to vacuum, dust (all occasionally as instructed) and even turn the washing machine on.
Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies
W.Bro. Jonathan Lambert PAGStB
Jonathan was born and educated in East Kent and having left school he was indentured as an apprentice goldsmith, following in a family tradition dating back to 1795.
He joined The National Association of Goldsmiths in his early twenties and rose to become the association’s youngest ever chairman at the age of 32. He served on the association’s board for over 20 years and also spent 5 years as Chairman of the Institute of Registered Valuers. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and a Freeman of the City of London. In 2016 he was made an honorary life member of The National Association of Jewellers for his services to the jewellery industry. In partnership with his wife Yasmin, he continues to run the family business in Suffolk.
Jonathan was initiated into Etheldreda Lodge in Newmarket in 1998 and became Worshipful Master for the first time in 2004 and secondly in 2016. His first appointment to Provincial Grand Lodge was to Provincial Grand Superintendent of Works in 2011 followed by his appointment as Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies for four years from 2013 to 2017. He was appointed to Provincial Grand Director of Ceremonies in 2017 and also received his first appointment to Grand Rank as Assistant Grand Standard Bearer.
Jonathan was exalted into the Holy Royal Arch in St Etheldreda Chapter in 2002 and has served the chapter as First Prinicipal twice, firstly in 2008 and again in 2013. His first appointment to Provincial Grand Chapter came in 2011 as Provincial First Assistant Sojourner and then a subsequent promotion in 2016 to Past Provincial Grand Sword Bearer. He is an active member of Rose Croix and holds the 30°. Jonathan is also a member of the Lodge of Regularity No. 91, a founder member of The Cambridgeshire Lodge of Provincial Grand Stewards No. 9277 and an honorary member of Fenland Farmer’s Lodge No. 9233.
Outside of masonry he and Yasmin enjoy spending time with children, Henry & Evie, and walking the family’s beloved Border Terrier either across the fields of Suffolk or in North Devon where the family have a holiday cottage.
Other Provincial Officers 2019 - 2020
Provincial Senior Grand Warden
W.Bro Danny Ellis
Provincial Junior Grand Warden
W.Bro John McCormick
Prov Grand Chaplain
W.Bro Stuart Lingard PAGDC
Prov Grand Treasurer
W.Bro David Blair PAGDC
Prov Grand Registrar
W.Bro John Jones
Prov Grand Secretary
W.Bro Kevin Mader
Prov Grand Sword Bearer
W.Bro Michael Allen
Prov Grand Superintendent of Works
W.Bro Brian Williams
Prov Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies
W.Bro David Parker
Prov Grand Almoner
W.Bro George Brennan PAGDC
Prov Grand Charity Steward
WBro Paul Gillingwater PAGDC
Prov Grand Mentor
W.Bro Jonathan West PAGStdB
Prov Grand Orator
W.Bro Harry Rooke PAGStB
Prov Senior Grand Deacon
W.Bro Tim Shorey
W.Bro Tim Smith
Prov Junior Grand Deacon
W.Bro Mark Layzell
W.Bro Keith Poulson
Prov Assistant Grand Secretary
W.Bro Andrew Badcock PPSGD
Prov Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies
W.Bro John Beeken
W.Bro Adrian Clare
Prov Grand Organist
W.Bro David Warham PDepGOrg
Prov Grand Standard Bearer
W.Bro Chris Cridford
W.Bro David Smith
Prov Grand Pursuivant
W.Bro Robert Stafford-Curtis
Prov Grand Steward
W.Bro Paul Gillingwater
W.Bro Graham Turner
W.Bro David Sowman
W.Bro Des Hinshelwood
Prov Grand Tyler
W.Bro Douglas Gates PPGSuptWks