Right Worshipful Bro. Mark Douglas Estaugh
Mark was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1960, before returning to England with his family in 1973. A career in the City of London followed and became General Manager of an International Bank, based in Canary Wharf.
Mark was initiated at Sidcup Lodge 6552 in 1987 and became Master in 1997. He was appointed a Provincial Grand Steward in 1998 and promoted to Provincial Senior Grand Deacon in 2004. In 2007, he was appointed in Grand Rank as Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies. Following his appointment to Assistant Provincial Grand Master in 2009, he was promoted in 2010 to Senior Grand Deacon, a post he held for 5 years.
He is also a member of Lodge of Regularity 91, Camden Place Lodge 3042, West Kent Masters’ Lodge 5778, West Kent Provincial Grand Stewards’ Lodge 8565, , Fiennes Cornwallis Lodge 9279 and a founder member of two Lodges – ASH-cum-RIDLEY Lodge 9700 and Scriveners Lodge 9799. He is also Honorary member of six other Lodges.
Mark was exalted into St. Bride Chapter 2817 in 1989 and served as First Principal in 1999 and 2005. He was appointed a Provincial Grand Steward in 2003, promoted to Past Provincial Grand Sojourner in 2008 and Past Provincial Grand Scribe N in 2013. In 2014, he was appointed in Supreme Grand Chapter as Grand Standard Bearer.
He was a founder of Universal Chapter 8219 and served as First Principal in 2001. Mark is also a member of the Chapter of Regularity 91, West Kent First Principals’ Chapter 5778, Regents Park Meridian Chapter 9202 and West Kent Provincial Grand Stewards’ Chapter 8565.
Mark was a Director at the Dartford Masonic Centre for six years and has served on a number of Masonic Committees, including the 2003 RMBI Festival Committee, Chaired the 2008 Friends of the RMBI Ball Committee for West Kent and the Provincial Recruitment Committee in 2010.
He is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights and former member of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and Association of Foreign Bankers.
He is a casual weekend golfer when time permits, enjoys cricket and has completed the London Marathon six times, raising money for several Masonic, national and local charities which he actively supports. He is also a keen genealogist. Outside Freemasonry, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and four grandchildren. He is also a keen motor boat enthusiast, spending remaining weekends in Sandwich, where his boat, Bonny Lass, is moored.