Don has been married to his wife Jennifer for 54 years and has two children and four grand children. He has been a Freemason for 53 years and an active member of the Lodge of Faith Hope and Charity 195 WAC.
Don served Grand Lodge as a member on the Board of General Purposes 1998/99, (Grand Masters nomination), on the Benevolence Committee 1996-2002 and as the inaugural Convenor of the Northern Districts Widows Association 1996-2002.
He was the First Grand Principal of the Supreme Grand Royal Chapter of Western Australia from 2007 -2010 and appreciates the importance and advantages of endeavoring to maintain a close relationship with all members of Freemasonry.
Don is also a dedicated Life member of the State Branch of RSL where he is the Chairman of the State Trustees and as the Trustee attends the monthly meetings of the Board of Directors
From 2003 to 2010 Don served as Chairman of Trustees on the Board of the RSL Retirement and Aged Care Association (RACA) and from 2010 to 2014 severed as the RSL State Representative as the Director on the Board of RSL Care. He was also a member of the RSL State Finance Committee.
As a Company Director and a State Trustee of the RSL, Don is well aware of his legal responsibilities and duties as a Company Director. He is an Honorary Member of the North Perth Rotary Club and the holder of the Paul Harris medal.
Don has been in the Retail Industry for 44 years and with his wife Jennifer has established eleven successful retail stores across Australia, employing over 60 staff.
Don believes that his business experience combined with past involvement in the State RSL Retirement and Aged Care Association can contribute greatly to the betterment of Masonic Care WA.
Masonic Ranks: Past Deputy Grand Master
WAC Lodges: Lodge of Faith, Hope and Charity