Executive Committee of the Grand Priory in Canada

Executive Committee is part of the Order in Canada's Governing Council which is comprised of members who are elected by the members of the Order of St. Lazarus, Grand Priory in Canada to provide leadership and direct the Order in fulfilling its mission and vision. Executive Committee members are elected to their position for a period of 3 years. No individual can serve in their capacity for more than 2 consecutive terms.

The following are members of the Order of Saint Lazarus, Grand Priory in Canada, currently serving on the Executive Committee:

Grand Prior (Board Chair): The Hon. Peter Andrew Stewart Milliken, PC, OC, FRSC, GCLJ, GOMLJ
Ottawa Commandery

Peter is a Canadian lawyer and politician. He was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 until his retirement in 2011 and served as Speaker of the House for 10 years beginning in 2001. Milliken represented the Ontario riding of Kingston and the Islands as a member of the Liberal Party. On October 12, 2009, he became the longest serving Speaker of the House of Commons in Canadian history. His Speakership was notable for the number of tie-breaking votes he was required to make as well as for making several historic rulings. Milliken also has the unique distinction of being the first Speaker to preside over four Parliaments. His legacy includes his landmark rulings on Parliament’s right to information, which are key elements of parliamentary precedent both in Canada and throughout the Commonwealth. Milliken is the cousin of John Matheson, a former Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) best known for his prominent role in adopting the red maple leaf as the Flag of Canada.
Prior (Board Vice-Chair): Chev. Robert W. Clarke MSM, CD, GCLJ, GOMLJ
Western Ontario Commandery

A native Montrealer, Robert Clarke attended Lower Canada College and Sir George Williams University before beginning his career in the magazine publishing industry with Maclean-Hunter in Montreal and Toronto, concurrently serving in the Army Reserve with the Royal Montreal Regiment and the Royal Regiment of Canada. After relocating to Edmonton, Alberta he founded Family Health and Managing Diabetes magazines, which he still publishes, and was active in a number community, professional and provincial boards and organizations. Now semi-retired and living outside Chatham, Ontario he is a member of the Chatham-Kent Public Library Board and the Chatham Museum Advisory Committee. A long time member of the Order of St. Lazarus, he has served on the executive committee as Vice Chancellor Commanderies and Referendary, as Chairman of the National Medical Commission and as Comnmander of the Edmonon Commandery on three occasions. He co-chaired the development and publishing committee for A Caregiver's Guide: A handbook about end-of-life care in 2000 and has since led its growth as an integral component of the Order's palliative care mission. In recognition of A Caregiver's Guide's value to caregivers both in Canada and internationally, in 2016 he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General.
Chancellor (Chief Administrative Officer): Dame Jane K. Anema, DCLJ, CMLJ
Manitoba Delegation

Jane is currently the Executive Director of the Sarnia Community Foundation and the Coordinator of Volunteer Services for the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services at the Sarnia Jail. She has been involved with a number of volunteer organizations at the local, regional, and national levels for more than 35 years in both a volunteer and a professional capacity. In addition to her employment and work with the Order of Saint Lazarus, she is the treasurer for two volunteer organizations based in Sarnia, a member of the Ontario Independent Police Review Directors resource committee, and past President of the local chapter of Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW). Other volunteer activities have included writing and editing a national magazine, a stint as a member of the Public issues team for the Canadian Federation of Junior Leagues, managing a thrift store, working with the community grants committee for the United Way of Winnipeg along with being part of many community activities, fund raisers and capital campaigns. When not volunteering, she spent nearly 30 years learning with children as a special education consultant and classroom teacher.
Vice-Chancellor (Finance): Mr. Julien DeSchutter, KLJ, OMLJ
Calgary Commandery

Julien DeSchutter spent more than 42 years in the travel and aviation-related business. During 30 years with Air Canada, he held a number of management and senior management positions in Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal, in the areas of Business Development, Information Technology, Marketing, as well as Corporate and Commercial Strategy. He is also a Past Chair of the Board of Tourism Calgary. In January 1998 Julien was hired as Vice-President, Airport Marketing for The Calgary Airport Authority and remained in that role until he retired at the end of 2008. In that role he was responsible for all Passenger Air Service Development, Tourism Development, Commercial Development, as well as Hospitality Relations. He was also instrumental in bringing large meetings, events, and conferences to Calgary including The International Air Cargo Association in 2006, World Skills International in 2009, and the Airports Council International North American and International Conferences in 2010. Julien is currently involved with a number of charities including amongst them, The NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank, The Order of St. Lazarus as Vice-Chancellor of Finance, and Dreams Take Flight, where he is the Treasurer of the Calgary Chapter as well as being a member of the National Board of Directors.
Vice-Chancellor (Commanderies): Mr. Britton Osler Mockridge, MSM, KLJ, OMLJ
Calgary Commandery

Britton received his education at Trinity College School, Princeton University and the University of Toronto Law School. He has been called to the Bar in Ontario and Alberta. He worked in Toronto for Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt and with INCO before moving to Calgary and working with Mobil Oil Canada, Suncor and Husky. He moved to Kuwait and worked for the Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company KSC arriving six weeks before Iraqi invasion where he became a “guest” of the Iraqi forces for four and a half months where as a Canadian Warden he cared for western ex-pats especially those nationalities which were taken as “human shields”. He along with other Canadian Wardens ran a clandestine mail service by smuggling mail out with evacuation flights for women and children. They also arranged to supply food and services to house bound ex-pats including dental services, special needs such as medicines and even cash supplied by the Kuwaiti Government in exile. For his efforts during the Iraqi occupation he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by Canada. After 13 years in the Middle East he and his wife Judi, who joined him in Kuwait after liberation, returned to Calgary where he currently practices law mainly international oil and gas transactions. He is an H. Lt. Col. In the Fraser Highlanders and has been a director of a number of junior oil and gas companies.