MW Bro James Melville
Jamie was born in Sydney and grew up in the Peakhurst area. He is the youngest of four children to Bill and Aileen. Growing up, Jamie was involved in local sport, including cricket, soccer and judo where he won a state title.
He was also involved with his local Scout group (1st West Peakhurst) where he progressed from Scouts, Venturers and Rovers and also became the Assistant Scout Leader. He was educated in Peakhurst West primary and then continued to Peakhurst High School which leaving in 1985 to pursue a career as apprentice electrician.
After his apprenticeship, he then left to gain more experience with various electrical contracting companies. After deciding on a career change, Jamie left the electrical trade to work in the transport industry. Jamie is currently employed as a sales engineer for Eaton Corp. Jamie's first introduction to Freemasonry was through his involvement in the Scouting movement, mainly as a Rover and Scout Leader and the awards nights hosted by Lodge Baden Powell for local Rover Crews.
A close family friend introduced Jamie to Lodge Sylvania through an Open Night in 1992. He joined the Lodge then progressed through the various positions until April 1998 where he was installed as the WM, a position he served for two years.
Jamie joined the Ceremonial Team in 2002 as a Grand Steward and progressed through to become Senior Grand Warden in 2007. He is a member of Lodge Castlereagh and the Grand Stewards Lodge. He is also a member of the Grand Lodge Demonstration Team and was appointed the Assistant Grand Master in 2009. He has served the office of Deputy Grand Master from 2011 until 2015 when he became Grand Master.