About SGC

David Staples FRCP

Grand Scribe E 

David Staples was born in 1974 and studied biochemistry and medicine at the University of Oxford.

After specialising in Acute Medicine, he held senior clinical roles across the UK before moving into the management of clinical services, and latterly Clinical Director for the Division of Medicine and Emergency Care at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Initiated into Freemasonry in 1997, he was appointed Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies in 2016.

He was appointed to the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer of United Grand Lodge of England in September 2017, and appointed Grand Scribe E in April 2018.

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