The Sovereign Council assists the Lieutenant of the Grand Master in the government of the Order of Malta. It is composed of the Lieutenant of the Grand Master, who presides over it, the holders of the four High Offices (Grand Commander, Grand Chancellor, Grand Hospitaller and Receiver of the Common Treasure) and six members.
Apart from the Lieutenant of the Grand Master, they are elected for a five-year term by the Chapter General.
The Sovereign Council is called by the Lieutenant of the Grand Master and meets at the seat of the Order of Malta at least six times a year and whenever special circumstances require it.
Lieutenant of the Grand Master
H.E. Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto
SOVEREIGN COUNCIL (2014-2019)
H.E. Fra’ Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein
H.E. Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager
H.E. Dominique Prince de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel
Receiver of the Common Treasure
H.E. János Count Esterházy de Galántha
H.E. Fra’ John E. Critien
H.E. Fra’ John T. Dunlap
H.E. Fra’ Duncan Gallie
H.E. Fra’ Emmanuel Rousseau
H.E. Winfried Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck
H.E. Geoffrey D. Gamble