The Board of Directors is required by the CLC to fill any vacancy caused by the loss of an elected Supreme Officer, as is the case with the untimely deaths of both our Deputy Supreme Knight Laurence van Heerden and our Supreme Treasurer Zeno Zambri. May they rest in eternal peace.
The appointments are for the remaining term of office of those officers, in other words until the next Supreme Convention. Especially in the case of a DSK, the BOD is reluctant to appoint someone who could be seen as the board’s anointed future Supreme Knight. The next Supreme Knight needs to be properly elected at a Supreme Council meeting, which must take place in 2021.
For the interim period the Board has appointed PSK Anthony Beale to serve as Deputy Supreme Knight and PSK Robin Lydall as Supreme Treasurer. PSK Anthony was SK from 2009 to 2013. PSK Robin served as ST from 1985 to 1993 and as SK from 2001 to 2005.