Excellent Companion Brian Saunders

Business Career

Educated at Wildernesse School, Tunbridge Wells Technical High School and Croydon Technical College and worked for several years at Marley Floors International ending up as their Buyer. He left them in 1978 and joined his Father running the family building company in Sevenoaks, where he continued until his retirement in 2013.


Initiated by his father into William Sennocke Lodge in 1977 and exalted in to Knole Chapter in 1979. He became Master of William Sennocke in 1992 and MEZ of Knole Chapter in 1999. Brian was Secretary of William Sennocke for 12 years and DC of Knole Chapter for 2 years. He is also a member of Fiennes Cornwallis Lodge and Anderida Lodge and Chapter. He received his first Provincial Craft appointment to PrJGD in 1999, in 2006 he was promoted to PPGSuptWks and in 2008 was again promoted to PrSGW. In 2014 was appointed PAGDC at Grand Lodge.

In Royal Arch he received his first Provincial Grand Chapter appointment to PrGStwd in 2002 and he was promoted to PPAGSoj in 2007. He was appointed PGStdB at Supreme Grand Chapter in 2010 and was then appointed Third Provincial Grand Principal in 2011 and two years later was appointed Second Provincial Grand Principal.

Other Interests

Brian takes great enjoyment from his family and frequent holidays. He is a licenced Pastoral Assistant at his parish church and served as a Diocesan Deputy Warden of Pastoral Assistants for 5 years standing down in 2014.

He enjoys walking, trips to the theatre, an occasional game of golf and a good social life in his home village.