The Grand Master presides over a Grand Lodge. The Grand Master for the United Grand Lodge of Queensland is Paul Holland.
Paul was born in Brisbane and originally trained as a teacher. Since then he has built significant careers in both the interactive media industry and the education and training sectors. He has been a company director and c-level executive, business coach, consultant and lecturer.
His company currently provides consultancy services to a range of organisations including the Australian Institute of Management where he lectures in the AIM Business School. He is a Fellow of the Institute.
Paul is married to Waveny and they have three children, two sons who live in Brisbane and a daughter who lives in London.
Paul is a member of Lodge St George No 246 (formerly Yeronga Lodge) where he is the current secretary.
Jeff was born in Brisbane. He began his career as an apprentice electrician and after completing his apprenticeship worked as an electrician in Queensland.
Jeff joined the Fire Service in Brisbane progressing through various operational and management positions within the Queensland Fire Service., Jeff retired as a Superintendent with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services as the executive manager Specialist Response Section.
Jeff was awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) in the Queen’s Birthday honours List 2002.
Jeff is married to Dorothy and has three adult children and two Grandchildren. His daughter and son live in Brisbane and the other daughter lives in Sydney.
Jeff joined Freemasonry in Mayne Lodge 470 in 1989 and progressed to be master of that lodge in 1995. Unfortunately, Mayne Lodge surrendered its warrant in 2001. Jeff joined Mayne's Mother Lodge Kaye 234 and is currently Director of Ceremonies at Kaye Lodge. Jeff is an active adult leader in Job's Daughters, and a past Associate jurisdictional Guardian of Queensland.
Ko Maungahaumi toku maunga
Ko Waipaoa toku awa
Ko Te Aitanga A Mahaki toku iwi
Ko Te Whanau O Tupara toku hapu
Ko Takitimu me Horouta taku waka
Ko Takipu ratou ko Te Aroha me Pakowhai oku marae.
Born in Gisborne New Zealand on 20 December 1947.
Married Lynette in 1968 on the handsome weekly earnings of a 4th year apprentice of 4 pound 12 shillings and sixpence. We have 3 married adult children, 2 living in Roma with their families and 1 in Utah, USA with his family. There are 8 grandchildren.
1964 served 10,000 hours as an apprentice motor mechanic and diesel fitter conjointly with Auckland Motor Company and Auckland Technical Institute.
After my apprenticeship I was employed as a diesel fitter on heavy earthmoving equipment for Duck Brothers Ltd, until 1976 where I took up a position as a Mechanical Co-ordinator/ Supervisor with Pagai Lumber Co. on Pagai Island in West Sumatra, teaching and passing on my skills to the local Indonesians and their families. Lynette and our 3 children accompanied me.
1979 was the beginning of our journeys in Australia. After 6 months of arriving in Brisbane we decided to purchase a Nissan four wheel drive and a 33 foot triaxle caravan and traverse clockwise the perimeter of this beautiful vast country. Five years later we arrived back in Queensland and decided to settle down in Roma where the oil and gas industry started booming. I was lucky enough to secure a position with Bridge Oil Ltd, first as a motor mechanic / diesel fitter and after 3 years moving to the operations and processing department, extracting raw material from underground and processing it into saleable commodities.
In 1992 I started my own company, Ruru Reconditions & Repairs Pty Ltd and still continue to enjoy now what began in 1964 mainly with oil and gas.
My masonic career began in 1999 with Raphael Lodge no. 30. I have affiliated with Maranoa Lodge no. 47 and Corona Lodge no. 318 and have served the office of Worshipful Master in all 3 lodges, currently a steward in all 3. My Grand Lodge journey was a continuous progression which began as a Grand Steward in 2008.