First Grand Principal

M Ex Comp Colin Oswald Mander, GZ
First Grand Principal 

Col was born in Cleveland on 13th May 1941. He attended Wellington Point Primary School and Wynnum State High School. He left school in Year 11 and commenced work with Watson Victor Ltd as the Office Boy and worked his way through several positions to become the Queensland State Manager. During his employment with Watson Victor Ltd Col attended night school and completed senior and then studied Accountancy at the Queensland Institute of Technology.


Whilst working at Watson Victor Col met a gorgeous young blonde named Jeanette Paterson and they were married on the 20th January 1968.They have two sons Craig and Scott. When Watson Victor merged with another company in 1973 Col left and joined Redland Shire Council as a Human Resources Manager. He retired at the age of 59 and along with three colleagues started All Trades Queensland which they sold in late 2011.


Col loves sport and in his early teens played soccer and then tennis for many years winning many A grade trophies. He served as a committee member of the Redlands Lawn Tennis Association for many years including seven years as President( He is a life member of that Association).He was an active member of Cleveland Meals on Wheels for ten years.

Col was initiated in Redlands Lodge no 252 on 21st January 1984 Passed in May 1984 and raised in January 1985. He served in all offices and was installed as Master in September 1992. In Grand Lodge Col served in many Offices commencing with Standard Bearer in 1996 through to Assistant Grand Master in 2008. He has also served on the Board of General Purposes and the Board of Benevolence.
Col is a Member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for Australia. He joined the 18th Degree in 1988 and served all offices and installed as Most Wise Sovereign in 1996,2009 and 2010. He joined the 30th Degree in 1993 and served all offices and installed as Grand Commander in 2004. He had the 31st Degree conferred in 2007, the 32nd Degree in April 2011 and the 33rd Degree in June 2011.He was appointed the District Commander of the District of Brisbane Central in 2011 and appointed as Regional Commander of Region 2 and a Member of Supreme Council from 2013 to 2019.


Col joined Beenleigh Royal Arch Chapter in June 2005, exalted in February 2006 and installed as 1st Principal in March 2010. In Grand Chapter Col commenced as a Standard Bearer in November 2011 then served as a G2NDSOJ, DGDC, GDC and appointed DGZ 2016/2018.
Col is also a member of the Royal Order of Scotland and is currently the Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Queensland.

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The Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Queensland office is located at:

Masonic Memorial Temple, 311 Ann Street, Brisbane.

Please address all correspondence to the Grand Scribe Ezra.

PO BOX 10272, Brisbane 4000
Phone : (07) 3221 1911