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, from 2011

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, from 2015

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

Stuart Brooker

Assistant Grand Master,
from 2017

Stuart is a County Fermanagh businessman and a member of Devenish 'Star of Freedom' LOL 1598

Harold Henning

Deputy Grand Master, from 2015

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

Mervyn Gibson

Grand Secretary, from 2016

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

Derek Reaney

Assistant Grand Master,
from 2018

Derek works in the Ulster-Scots Community and is a member of Plumbridge Purple Heroes LOL 560


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, 2016-


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

Sarah Cameron

Service Officer, 2016-

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

Linda Bishop

Finance Officer, 1990-


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

Andrew Cromie

Communications Officer, 2019-


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

Gary McAllister

Youth Development Officer, 2018-


Gary joined the team as part of the Drew Nelson Legacy Project.

David Scott

Services & Outreach Manager, 2004-


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

Coleen Large

Service Officer, 2016-

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

Chris Brown

Special Projects Officer, 2013-

Chris has a legal background and is also responsible for IT.

Jonathan Mattison

Museum Curator, 2013-


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


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