Election of the Grand Officers of the Supreme Grand Priory (April 2011)
As per 2011, the elected Grand Officers of the Supreme Grand Priory of the United Grand Priories of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus are as follows:
The Supreme Grand Prior, who is the chairman and chief executive officer of The Grand Council, shall hold office for a period of two years after The Grand Council votes for his election. There is no term limit for the position and the incumbent may offer himself for re-election at the end of his term.
H.E. Richard Comyns of Ludston GCLJ GCMLJ
The Grand Prior is a lawyer by profession and heads a number of companies in the financial sector.
The Grand Chancellor, who is appointed by the Supreme Grand Prior, on behalf of The Grand Council, and holds office during the pleasure of The Grand Council or until resignation, and shall in all things act for and on behalf of the Supreme Grand Prior if the latter is unable to perform the functions of his office by reason of absence or ill-health.
Chev. Massimo J. Ellul GCLJ GCMLJ
The Grand Chancellor is a marketing and management consultant by profession and heads his own consultancy operations.
The Grand Secretary, appointed by the Supreme Grand Prior, on behalf of The Grand Council, and shall hold office during the pleasure of The Grand Council or until resignation. It is the responsibility of the Grand Secretary to ensure the proper administration of this international organisation and deal with any possible disputes that may arise between Members of The Grand Council and members of the Order, or members of the public.
Chev. Robin Slack KLJ KMLJ
The Grand Secretary is a Magistrate and Justice of the Peace for the Sheriffdom of Lothian and Borders, in South East Scotland.
The Grand Marshal, appointed by the Supreme Grand Prior, on behalf of The Grand Council, shall hold office during the pleasure of The Grand Council or until resignation, and shall prescribe and regulate the arrangements for all ceremonies of the Order in accordance with the wishes of The Grand Council.
H.E. Steven Groeneveld GCLJ GCMLJ
The Grand Marshal is a retired Commander of the South African Navy and runs his own philanthropic non-governmental organisations in South Africa.
The Grand Hospitaller, holds office during the pleasure of The Grand Council or until resignation, shall, when required, be responsible to The Grand Council for supervising the general direction, organisation and technical administration of the humanitarian projects undertaken by the constituent Grand Priories and their associated activities. In the exercise of his duties, the Grand Hospitaller may be assisted and advised by a Hospitaller Committee over which he shall preside and which shall comprise such members as may be appointed by The Grand Council after consultation with the Grand Hospitaller.
The Very Reverend Monsignor Joseph Vella Gauci ECLJ CMLJ
Mons. Joseph Vella Gauci is an Officer of the Secretariat of COMECE (Commission of the Bishop’s Conferences of the European Community), based in Brussels and a Catholic Priest.
The Grand Treasurer, is appointed by the Supreme Grand Prior, on behalf of The Grand Council, and shall hold office during the pleasure of The Grand Council or until resignation, shall preside over the financial affairs of The Grand Council and shall be responsible, to The Grand Council, for the receipt of Registration Fees, Fees of Honour and all matters relating to the procuring of income for the administration of The Grand Council.
Chev. Thomas Nash KCLJ CMLJ
Thomas Nash is the CEO of Xalles Limited, an international management consultancy firm.
The Grand Chaplain General, who shall be appointed by the Supreme Grand Prior, on behalf of The Grand Council, shall be a Confrère of the Order of senior ecclesiastical rank, and shall hold office during the pleasure of The Grand Council or until resignation. The Grand Chaplain General shall be the advisor of The Grand Council in all matters of an ecclesiastical nature and shall determine the form of religious service and prayers to be used on such occasions as are not provided for by the Statutes or Regulations.
His Grace, the Most Reverend Bishop Thomas Mount ECLJ
Bishop Thomas Mount is the President of the World Miracle Network and is the spiritual shepherd to a College of Bishops, 1,567 Pastors and 152,000 church members in 5 nations.
As of the end of 2011, the below is the updated list of Grand Priories represented in the Supreme Grand Priory of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem. They are listed in order of precedence from the founding of the United Grand Priories in 1995:
The Grand Priory of Scotland
The Grand Priory of England
The Grand Priory of South Africa
The Grand Priory of Malta
The Grand Priory of Gozo
The Grand Priory of Italy
The Grand Priory of the International Lazarites (representing all the Grand Commanderies, Commanderies and delegations of the Order who have not yet reached the level of Grand Priory)
The Grand Priory of the Ukraine
The Grand Priory of Russia
The Grand Priory of Austria
The Union Corps San Lazare International
The Grand Priory of Hungary
The Grand Priory of Brazil
The Grand Priory of Argentina
The Grand Priory of Sicily
The Grand Priory of the United States of America
The Supreme Grand Priory has also authorized the consecration, during the coming months of the following Grand Priories which will also be represented in the Supreme Grand Priory as per the statutes of the Order:The Grand Priory of Congo
The Grand Priory of Denmark
The Grand Priory of Dominican Republic
The Grand Priory of Finland
The Grand Priory of Germany
The Grand Priory of Spain
The Grand Priory of Sweden
The Supreme Grand Prior of the United Grand Priories of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem.
H. E. Richard Comyns of Ludston GCLJ GCMLJ