Our Board

Robin Furber

Chairman

Robin is Chairman of The Masonic Mutual Limited.  He spent thirty-five years as an insurance broker, principally in the City of London, until he became Grand Secretary General of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Rite in 2004.  He retired as Grand Secretary General in 2014 but remains a member of the Supreme Council.  He is a Grand Officer of the United Grand Lodge of England and a number of other Orders.

Robin proposed the formation of The Masonic Mutual Limited, having seen the success of The Livery Companies’ Mutual, of which his own Company, The Worshipful Company of Pewterers is a member.  He was Master of The Pewterers’ Company in 2014/15.

Quentin Humberstone

Director

After studying management, and failing to get a job, Quentin became an accountant. As an FCA he spent 25 years as a Partner at PwC London working in the Advisory business with a number of financial services and other clients.

During this period he was a Trustee of RMTGB for many years, relinquishing this to become Treasurer of the United Grand Lodge of England in 2004, a very active role which he still fulfils. Amongst other things he is Chair of Finance at his Livery Company, who are happy customers of The Livery Companies’ Mutual.

Christopher Head

Director

Following 25 years in the Army, Christopher was appointed a Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales responsible for post-qualifying training through the Accountancy Business Group. Moving on to a more global role at Merrill Lynch Europe plc, he dealt with Plans, Policies and Systems throughout EMEA, subsequently becoming Finance Director of the Merchant Taylors’ Company. This was followed by director level positions at American IT and consultancy firms.

For the past 12 years he has been Executive Director of Finance for the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution retiring in 2014. He has been appointed a Trustee of the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

Jeff Gillyon

Director
Jeff worked as a Logistics Consultant on Port Management contracts in the Middle East and Far East for a number of years. Following his return to the United Kingdom he became Managing Director of a Warehousing and Distribution Company and was instrumental in changing its focus from operational logistics to property management, leasing and eventual sale. He is presently Provincial Grand Master for the Masonic Province of Yorkshire North & East Ridings, a member of the United Grand Lodge of England Improvement Delivery Group and was Programme Lead in the development of their electronic Guidance Manual entitled Masonic Halls – Centres of Excellence.

John Pagella

Director

John is a Chartered Surveyor and a former Senior Partner of Montagu Evans where he advised institutional, commercial and private clients as well as government departments and local authorities on all aspects of commercial property. He had a particular interest in land acquisition for major infrastructure projects including the Channel Tunnel, the Jubilee Line Extension, and motorways throughout the UK including the M25

He is a former Chairman of the Leatherhead Decorative & Fine Arts Society, is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Grange in Bookham, and is also a Governor of the Yehudi Menuhin School. He has been the Grand Superintendent of Works at the United Grand Lodge of England since 2014, and is Chairman of the Steering Group which is responsible for managing and updating the Best Practice Guidance Manual for Masonic Halls and Centres.

What our clients say…

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"It is reassuring to deal with an organisation which understands the business cover a masonic centre requires."

John Cooper Company Secretary Dover Masonic Hall Company Ltd 25th February 2016

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