A Statement from the Chair, Freemasons Foundation Victoria

The Chair of the Freemasons Foundation, Philip Mayers, is delighted to announce the appointment of Rodney Lavin as Chair, and both Xavier Murtagh and Peter Henshall as Directors of FFV effective from the Annual General Meeting on November 18th.

Philip said that Rod Lavin had been an outstanding director of FFV and was the unanimous recommendation of the Board. Apart from his great service to the Foundation, Rod is a CPA, serves as a Justice of the Peace and is, in fact, Vice President of the Honorary Justices Association of Victoria. He is partner in a successful financial planning business in Traralgon and is a former Councillor of the City of Berwick.

Xavier Murtagh is the current Worshipful Master of Old Scotch Collegians Lodge and is affiliated with several other lodges. He is a Google Certified Professional specialising in strategic public relations and online marketing. He is actively involved with a number of community groups and charitable causes including Royal Children’s Hospital, The Salvation Army and Uncle Bob’s Club.

Peter Henshall joins the Board with a wealth of experience in both the Commercial and Masonic spaces. Professionally, he has held a number of senior commercial and management positions, including Grand Secretary and CEO of Freemasons Victoria, which he held for six years until his retirement in December 2016.  Other senior Masonic positions held include Grand Treasurer and Senior Grand Warden.

Philip said Rod Lavin was assuming leadership of FFV at an exciting time in the Foundation’s history since the Foundation is seeking to establish itself as a leading philanthropic body in Australia.