Appointments to and Promotions in Grand Rank
W Bro. Howard Richardson
Promoted to Past Junior Grand Deacon
Howard is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has given the benefit of his professional talents to Freemasonry in a number of important roles.
Initiated into the Lodge of Benevolence No. 5612 on 13 May 1976 he became Master in March 1994 (17 to 19 years being the usual time scale In the Lodge in those days).
His first Provincial appointment was as acting Assistant Director of Ceremonies in 2001 with subsequent promotions to Past Deputy Director of Ceremonies in 2002, Past Junior Grand Warden in 2007 and finally the high promotion to Past Senior Grand Warden on 9 January 2012.
This was followed on 25 April 2012 by the Grand Lodge appointment to Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies and now promotion to Past Junior Grand Deacon.
Howard's promotion results from his service in a number of key capacities over recent years including as a Director and Company Secretary of Yorkshire WR Masonic Activities Limited since 2005; as Finance Director of West Riding Masonic Charities Limited from 2011 until March last year; as Treasurer to the 2017 Festival Committee and as a member of the Provincial Grand Master's Fund Committee.