Greg was born in Northumberland. Outside of Freemasonry, Greg had a varied career, serving as an officer in the Army before moving into teaching then senior education leadership.
After W.Bro Greg graduated from Sandhurst he served as an Officer in the Parachute Regiment for more than a decade. Greg’s career in the Army took him all over the world serving in Northern Ireland, Falklands, Cyprus, India, Belize and Hong Kong.
After a distinguished career as an Officer, W. Bro Greg left the Army to return to University. He achieved a BA (Hons) and a Masters Degree and went on to complete PhD in Education.
Exalted into The Holy Royal Arch Chapter and is a founding member of Farne RAC 5228.
Installed as Worshipful Master of Viking Lodge.
Takes on role of ME Z in Farne RAC 5228.
In 2005, receives Provincial Honours of Past Provincial Senior Grand Deacon
Takes up the office of Scribe E. of Farne RAC 5228 and continues to carry out this office today.
Receives first provincial honour in the Royal Arch Chapter in 2009 as Grand Registrar .
Promoted to Provincial Junior Grand Warden for the Province of Northumberland
Honoured in the Craft with an appointment of Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies in United Grand Lodge of England.
Appointed to Second Provincial Grand Principal in 2017.
WBro Greg is invested at a special meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge held at Newminster Lodge 5328 in Morpeth Masonic Hall with over 100 brethren from 23 lodges in attendance.
W Bro Dr. Greg Smith joins Perfect Ashlar Lodge 7966.
Greg taught at a few Educational establishments across the region; before moving to a senior leadership role as a Director at Newcastle College from 2000 to 2010. In 2010 Greg was appointed as Vice Principal of Newcastle College, a role he held until retirement in June 2015. Greg still works as Her Majesty’s Inspector for Education for OfSTED.
Outside of Freemasonry, W. Bro Greg enjoys shooting and working on his family Farm in Northumberland.