Advisory Committee

The Executive Chairman of Terrestres Servo Coronas is pleased to announce the members of our Advisory Committee.


Dr Craig Paterson, Esq., B.A., LL.B., M.A., Ph.D., M.St.J., F.S.A. Scot.

Advisory Committee Member for the United States of America (Pacific Coast)

Dr Craig Paterson was born in Glasgow, United Kingdom in 1965, and was educated at universities in Scotland, England and the United States of America. As a dual citizen of the USA and the UK, Dr Paterson divides his time between California and Scotland, looking after his family, business and charitable interests. Dr Paterson holds three degrees; the first being a LLB Law (with distinction) from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, a Masters of Arts (MA) in Philosophy for the University of York, England and a Ph.D. in Ethics from Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA. He has published two books on philosophy and medical ethics with Routledge. He is also the author of several distinguished articles on medical ethics in peer reviewed journals.

Dr Paterson is currently an independent ethics consultant with Paterson Consulting, based in the State of California, from where he carries out projects for clients globally. Previously he held university teaching appointments at Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA and Providence College, Rhode Island, USA, where he taught medical ethics, ethics, and philosophy of law.

Dr Paterson currently serves on the Advisory Council and the Academic Council of the International Pestalozzi Society, a Swiss based non-governmental organisation (NGO)with an international mission focused on children’s education. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of several other learned societies. Dr Paterson holds several state government honours in the United States of America, in acknowledgement of his past charitable and educational work. He is a proud supporter of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and was designated a Kentucky Colonel of Distinction in 2016 and 2017.

For Terrestres Servo Coronas, Dr Paterson advises in the areas of healthcare and education in African Commonwealth countries, and relationships with American organisations concerned with promoting Commonwealth links.

David A. Hovey, B.A., B.Comm., FSA Scot

Advisory Committee Member for Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador)

Mr Hovey was born in the Canadian province of New Brunswick and was educated at Saint Thomas University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and History. He subsequently studied at Saint Mary's University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Upon completing his formal education, Mr Hovey became a federal public servant in support of business development within Atlantic Canada.  

Mr Hovey is interested in the study of medieval history and chivalry, heraldry, national honours systems and constitutional monarchy. He also enjoys numismatics, archery and marksmanship. His interests have led him to serve with the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada and the Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Council of St. John Ambulance.

Mr Hovey has received Canadian awards as well as honours from the late King Kigeli V of Rwanda and HRH. The Duke of Braganza of Portugal.

He advises Terrestres Servo Coronas with respect to charitable projects being developed/delivered by the organisation.


Stephen Szabo, J.P., B.A. (Sydney), F.S.A.Scot.

Advisory Committee Member for the Commonwealth of Australia

Stephen Michael Szabo JP BA(Syd) FSA Scot was born and raised in the rural hinterland of Sydney, capital of the state of New South Wales and the largest city in the Commonwealth of Australia.  He attended Hurlstone Agricultural High School, a selective secondary school, and from there proceeded to the University of Sydney, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

In 2000 Mr Szabo served as one of two Olympic Committee Assistants to the national team from the Republic of Cape Verde that participated in the Sydney Olympic Games.  This role involved a wide range of duties and responsibilities, all of which were carried out in a voluntary capacity.  He also served as a World Youth Day Volunteer in Sydney in 2007.

On 10 October 2001 Mr Szabo was appointed a Justice of the Peace in and for the State of New South Wales by Her Excellency, Governor Marie Bashir.  He took his Oath of Allegiance and his Judicial Oath in the Office of Justice of the Peace on 16 November 2001.  Since that time, he has served the people of New South Wales without fear or favour, certifying documents, witnessing signatures and performing other appropriate duties.

In 2005 Mr Szabo was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky in recognition of his charitable contributions.  In 2010 he founded the Antipodean Brigade of Kentucky Colonels, a social group for Australian citizens and residents. Although a relatively informal group, it has still succeeded in raising funds for various local and international charities.

With interests in history, heritage and heraldry, Mr Szabo is a member of a number of organisations covering these areas.  He is a member of The Augustan Society (based in the USA), served as a board member there for several years, and was also made a Fellow Fifth Class of the Society.  He is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, having been admitted to membership in 1999.  His main area of endeavour is as Secretary of The Australian Heraldry Society (formerly Heraldry Australia) and editor of its journal “Heraldry News”.  He has carried out these two roles for the past 17 years. Mr Szabo has published a wealth of articles in the disciplines of history and heraldry, and often presents papers at meetings of learned societies and at international conferences.

For Terrestres Servo Coronas, Mr Szabo advises in the areas of heraldry, history, and charitable projects within the Commonwealth of Australia.


Cllr. Jordan Meade

Advisory Committee Member for England

Jordan Meade was born in the Home County of Kent, in the South East of England, and was educated initially within Gravesend, before being accepted to the University of London to read Law on a part time basis.

Mr Meade is an elected Conservative and Unionist Party Councillor.  As the Cabinet Member for Heritage, Tourism, the Arts and Young People in Gravesham, Jordan is the youngest person in England to hold an Executive position in Local Government.

Mr Meade is proud to serve on a number of charitable boards including; Gravesend’s Regatta Committee, the Kent Panel of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, the Guildhall Museum, Gravesham Arts Council and Gravesend and District Sea Cadets.

Mr Meade has a keen interest in education and recently accepted an appointment to the Governing body of his former secondary school, Thamesview.

In 2016, Mr Meade provided executive and strategic leadership to the UK-US 400th commemoration of the death and burial of Pocahontas. This included event management, working visits to the USA, School/Community engagement and cultural commissioning.

Mr Meade is a proud Monarchist and a member of the Anglican Communion.  Jordan takes an active interest in every venture, organisation, committee and charity that he serves.

For Terrestres Servo Coronas, Jordan is pleased to provide pro bono advice in the areas of education, governance, public affairs and charitable projects.


John McConville Shannon, C.St.J.

Advisory Committee Member for the United States of America (Atlantic Coast)

John Shannon was the Executive Director and Almoner of St. George’s Society of New York from 1994 to 2015. Working with a volunteer board, he led the growth of the organisation in terms of membership, fundraising and service to beneficiaries. In his final years there, the Society initiated a scholarship program in partnership with Lehman College of the CUNY and launched the GEORGE sub-brand aimed at attracting younger members and supporters. The Society is one of the leading Anglo-American social and charitable organisations in the city and one of the oldest in the United States (organised in 1770). The Patron is HRH The Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO,  and HM Consul-General in New York is the Society’s Honorary President.

In a volunteer capacity Mr Shannon is involved with a number of other organisations, including the American College of the Building Arts in Charleston (serving as a Trustee); St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC (serving on the vestry); and the Wadmalaw Island Land Planning Committee (serving as a committee member).  He is a member of the Advisory Board of the American Friends of the Georgian Group. He is also a Commander of the Venerable Order of St John, an international order of chivalry of which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the Sovereign (and serves as the American Priory’s Genealogical Advisor); and a Knight Officer (Cavaliere Ufficiale) of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, conferred by HRH Prince Vittorio Emmanuele of Savoy.

After St. George’s Society was granted armorial bearings in 2000 by the College of Arms in London, Mr Shannon was invited to take on the presidency of the College of Arms Foundation ( in 2002; and the chairmanship of the Committee on Heraldry of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society ( in 2003.  He enjoys promoting awareness and appreciation of the art, science and craft of English heraldry.  He has lectured on the subject around the country as well as authored articles for heraldic publications.  In addition, he is a member of the Heraldry Society (UK), the Society of Heraldic Arts, the White Lion Society and the Heraldry Society of Scotland.

Mr Shannon is also a member and the Assistant Secretary of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey, a past President of the Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York.He is also a member of the Society of Colonial Wars (in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and Washington, DC.), and the Society of First Families of South Carolina, 1670-1700 where he is currently the Treasurer.

Prior to joining St. George’s, Mr Shannon was a credit officer with The Chase Manhattan Bank and Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, working with European clients. He is a graduate of the Lycée Français de New York; and Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where he majored in History. He lives in Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina.

Philip Louis Baycock

Hon. Chaplain General

Philip Louis Baycock was born on 24th July 1933 in Mill Hill, Middlesex.  Known as Louis, to avoid confusion with his grandfather Philip Stocks, Mr Baycock was educated at Hendon Preparatory School and St. Albans School.  He left the latter at age sixteen following the death of his father.  He then began work as an office boy in the City of London where he continued to progress, taking a 2 year break in 1951-53 for National Service in the Royal Artillery.

After National Service Mr Baycock resumed work in the City, first at a shipping agent before moving onto Hambros Bank.  He married Barbara in 1957 and was by then living in Hertfordshire.

Being a churchman, he was called to the Church of England ministry.  Supported by the Church and charities in the City of London, he trained for two years at Wells Theological College qualifying by passing the General Ordination Examination of the Church of England.  In 1966 Mr Baycock was ordained to a curacy at St.Peter & St. Paul, Kettering, Northants.  He served his title there until 1968, when he moved to a second curacy at St. Peter-in-Thanet, Broadstairs, Kent for four years.  After a brief spell at a small parish in the North Kent marshes, he took up a positon as an Unqualified Social Worker for Kent County Council, working in Thanet.  After three and a half years, he was invited to the living of St. Nicholas Thanington, Canterbury, Kent, where he served for seven years and was successful in building up a run-down parish. Mr Baycock then took up his last post as Rector of Chagford, Gidleigh and Throwleigh in Devon and ministered there for sixteen and a half years until his retirement in 2001 at the age of sixty-seven.

Mr Baycock is fully retired and lives close to his former parishes and to Okehampton.

Mr Baycock’s hobby is railways and modelling them; he is also a Past Provincial Grand Master of the Masonic Province of Devonshire.  Before and during his church vocation, he was a bell ringer and active in church visiting, giving him an understanding of heraldry and its place in church buildings and associated sites.  

Mr Baycock hopes to use his 50 years’ experience as a parish priest to contribute to the work of Terrestro Servo Coronas.