St John welcomes Thomas Budd as the new Chancellor of the Order

The Grand Prior, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, has accepted the recommendation from the Grand Council to appoint Thomas Budd KStJ as Chancellor of the Order in succession to Dr Gillian Willmore GCStJ from 25 June. 

“I am honoured to have been appointed as Chancellor of our Order and I will do my utmost to uphold the Order’s values in that role. We are fortunate at St John to have trustees, officers, professional staff, and volunteers with skills and commitment of the highest order, and I look forward to working with them as we implement our global strategy.”

Thomas Budd KStJ

Tom was a partner in the international law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and was responsible for the recent revision of the Order’s Statutes and Regulations. He has been Honorary Legal Counsel since 2016 and has served on the Alliance/SMOM Committee of the Orders of St John. He was promoted to a Knight of the Order in 2022.