The United Supreme Grand Chapter of Mark and Royal Arch Masons of NSW and the ACT (USGC) is led by:
First Grand Principal and Grand Master of USGC, Most Excellent Companion Robert E. (Rob) Peattie
Robert (Rob) began his Masonic career in 1988 in Newcastle. He passed to the Fellowcraft Degree and was raised to a Master Mason in 1989. Rob held numerous leadership roles in the Craft including serving the offices of Assistant and Deputy Grand Master. He continues to serve on Grand Lodge Committees to this day. Rob was installed as First Principal of Chapter Hunter No 22 in 2007. Rob was appointed to Supreme Committee in 2005 and as Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master in 2012. He chairs a number of GZ’s Special Task Forces addressing several key areas to USGC and its members including acquiring a lift for the Petersham Building, the new Webpage and others of importance to the future of the Order.
Rob was a member of the NSW Police Force for 15 years prior to being retired as a result of injuries received in the execution of his duty. On retirement from the Police Force Rob commenced studying law and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1990, and later in 1991, the High Court of Australia. He was called to the NSW Bar in 2003 and practised as a Barrister-at-Law until his retirement in 2012.
A past member of the Army Reserve, Rob was also an Army piper who performed at a number of prestigious events both in Australia and overseas.
Rob is a past President of the New Lambton Chamber of Commerce, St Gabriel’s School for Hearing Impaired Children Community Support Group and Glendale St Vincent de Paul Society.
Rob is married to Janelle, and he has two daughters and five grandchildren.
On 20th September 2014 Rob was Installed as the First Grand Principal in the Grand Lodge Room of the Sydney Masonic Centre and at the Headquarters of the Order at Petersham on 22nd September 2014 in the Egyptian Room, Rob was Installed as the Mark Grand Master
Deputy First Grand Principal & Deputy Grand Master Right Excellent Companion John Nurton Anderson CZ
John began his Masonic career in 1979. He was passed to the Fellowcraft Degree and was raised to a Master Mason in 1980. John was installed as Wor Master in 1987 and appointed DGIW in 2004. He holds the rank of PSGW and serves as a member of the Board of the College of Masonic Studies. John was advanced as a Mark Master Mason in 1983 and was installed as First Principal of Chapter Mascot in 1989. John was appointed to Supreme Committee in 2009 and as Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master in 2014. He then went on to serve as Vice-President of Supreme Committee from 2015-17 before being re-installed as Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master in 2017. John is a member of several Committees and GZ’s Special Task Forces.
John was a member of the NSW Fire Brigades for 40 years and retired, with distinction, as Deputy Commissioner in 2006. On retirement from the Fire Brigade John was appointed Chair of the State Emergency Management Committee and when he stepped down from that position he worked as a consultant to the NSW Police Force in emergency management training,
John is married to Beverley (Bev), and they have one daughter