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Grand Lodge Officers and Staff

Fraternal Organisation

Grand Lodge Officers

The Senior Management Team is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland and Staff.

Elected Annually by the Membership, the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary come from a variety of backgrounds and broad geographic spread.

Two Assistant Grand Masters are appointed every three years by the sitting Grand Master and assist the Grand Master in his role, including representing him at functions and events.


Edward Stevenson

Grand Master

Edward has been involved in farming in West Tyrone for many years. He is a long-standing member of Ardstraw 'Death or Glory' LOL 502


Brian Dorrian

Grand Treasurer

Brian has had a distinguished career in Public Service and is a member of Kircubbin Volunteers LOL 1900.


Harold Henning

Deputy Grand Master

A County Down businessman, Harold is a member of Drumlough Heroes LOL 153 in Rathfriland


Mervyn Gibson

Grand Secretary

Mervyn is a former member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC and is currently the Minister of Westbourne Presbyterian Church in East Belfast.


There are currently ten staff employed by the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland across both the administration of the Institution and the operation of the Museum of Orange Heritage.

Staff perform a variety of roles, including Administration, Press, Outreach, Projects, Finance & Youth Development.


Iain Carlisle

Chief Executive

Iain was appointed Chief Executive in 2016, having previously held management positions in the local agriculture and Ulster-Scots sectors.


Linda Bishop

Finance Officer

Linda is the longest-serving member of Staff, joining when the Institution was based on the Dublin Road, Belfast


Jonathan Mattison

Museum Curator

Jonathan has a keen interest in History and obtained BA.Hons, Masters and PhD at Queen's.


Gary McAllister

Project Officer

Gary originally joined the team as youth development officer through the Drew Nelson Legacy Project before taking on his current role as Project Officer.


David Hanna

Visitor Services Assistant

David Hanna is the newest member of the team at Schomberg House.


David Scott

Services & Outreach Manager

Involved in outreach and community engagement with Grand Lodge since 2004.


Coleen Large

Management Support Officer

A native of East Belfast, Coleen has worked in a wide variety of sectors including Legal and Hospitality.


Andrew Cromie

Communications Officer

Andrew recently joined the staff after a 20-year career in Journalism.


Sarah Cameron

Museum Support Officer

Sarah has a degree in History and Religious Studies and formerly worked in the Public Sector

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Carly Wallace

Digitisation Officer

Carly is working in a new role funded by the Covid Recovery Employment and Skills Initiative for Heritage.

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