Appointments to and Promotions in Grand Rank
W Bro. Ian Underwood
Promoted to Past Junior Grand Deacon
Ian was initiated into Lodge of Peace No. 3988 in March 1980 where he was subsequently WM in 1989. He was Exalted into Baildon Chapter No. 1545 in 1992 and served as First Principal in 2003.
His first appointment to Provincial rank was as Past Provincial Senior Grand Deacon in 1997 following which he was promoted to Provincial Grand Registrar and served on the PGMs Installation Panel for 5 years.
In 2000 Ian was appointed as Provincial Junior Grand Warden and subsequently promoted to PPSGW and then Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies in 2002.
From 2005 to 2011 Ian supported West Riding Masonic Charities Ltd initially on the Compliance Committee and then for 6 years as Company Secretary.
Ian has previously served as a Lodge Liaison Officer for 11 years and was a Founder Member of both Leeds Lodge and Bradfordians Lodge, where he went to school.
Ian qualified as a Solicitor and practised in partnerships before being appointed as a Deputy District Judge in 1993 and subsequently by HM The Queen to be a Recorder and then full-time District Judge, initially based in Cambridge and then in Bradford. Having retired he now continues to serve as a Deputy District Judge and Recorder on a part-time basis.
Ian was promoted on the recommendation of the Provincial Grand Master for his services to this Province over many years and in a wide variety of roles.