Proudly helping our local communities

Derek Robson AM joined Masonicare as Chairman in August 2018. Derek is the current GrandMaster of Freemasons NSW/ACT and also served as Grand Master 2011-2015.

Derek has always held charity as a key tenet of his believes and has led several initiatives to raise funds for many worthy causes over several decades.

Derek is supported by his partner Gael, who has not only been a rock for him but a keen supporter of his work in charity and Freemasonry.

General
  • Initiated 1984 into Lodge Coffs Harbour No 962
  • Master of Lodge 1988
  • District Education Officer 1989
  • Current Member of Lodge Fitzroy No 248 and Castlereagh No 72
  • Chairman of Museum of Freemasonry 2008–2013
  • Chairman of Masonicare from 2011-2018
  • Deputy Grand Master - 2018-
2013 and Prior Community Service
  • Member of Apex for 19 years from 1973
  • Member of Coffs Harbour Apex Board for 10 years, serving as President, Youth Director and Community Service Director
  • Past President of Tyalla Primary School P and C Association
  • Past Trustee of Coffs Harbour Showground
  • Past Chairman of Coffs Harbour Australia Day Awards Committee from 1986–1990
Parliament Services
  • Member for Coffs Harbour since 1990
  • Past Deputy Leader of NSW Parliamentary National Party
  • Held numerous shadow portfolios since 1998, including Road Safety, Forestry, Primary Industry, Local Government and Housing just to name a few.
  • Member of the Executive of the NSW Nationals
  • Assistant Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Personal
  • Married to Kerrie since 1974 with 3 children, Alexandra, Elizabeth and Angus.

Tony has an extensive background (30+ years) in the advertising, marketing, publishing and executive recruitment fields, 17 years of which were spent in Hong Kong where he held the position of media director of an international advertising agency.

Tony now runs his own consultancy, based in Sydney, providing his services to a variety of clients in Australia, Europe and the Asian region. He joined Freemasonry 21 years ago following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.

Ron is a past Grand Master and was responsible for the creation of Masonicare as it stands today. Ron's support for the Charity has been exemplary and his continued support in strategic planning has seen the charity move from strength to strength.
Richard has served of the Treasurer of Masonicare for many years and continues to drive this and other charitable initiatives.
William (Bill) is a great supporter of Masonicare and sits on the board as the principal legal representative of the Board.
Michael has provided several years of service to Masonicare

Stephen was appointed to the Masonicare Board in 2017.

Stephen has a long history in working with community organisations including six years advising local councils on youth matters and two years working with local police on drug prevention and awareness and has shown his dedication to improving community relations and outreach to enable greater outcomes for the community at large.

Stephen is a transformation and commercial management specialist and has worked across multiple industries in designing and leading change activities and improving outcomes for businesses and customers.

Stephen joined Freemasons NSW/ACT in 2014 at Lodge Queanbeyan St Andrew where he has remained an active member despite moving several times. Stephen currently lives in Canberra.

Michael has a dynamic and varied background in education, government, banking and financial services.

Initially a teacher, he moved into banking and financial services in various roles, which included operations and team management, project management and IT management.

Michael is an active member of his local community; sitting on various local government committees and at a state government level was the Chair of the NSW Youth Advisory Committee (2007) and the board for the NSW Centre for Adolescent Health (2004 – 2007).

He has been recognized for his service to youth strategy and participation and was awarded Parramatta City Council’s Young Citizen of the Year – Australia Day honors in 2004 and 2007.

He is an active Freemason having been a member for 10 years and served 3 years as a Worshipful Master of Lodge Castlereagh.

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If you want to know where we are or send us a donation you can find us at:

The Masonic Centre
279 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW

PO Box A259
Sydney South NSW 1235

02 9284 2800