Grimwade, Geoffrey Holt (1902-1961)

Also known as
Grimwade, Geoffrey Holt, (CMG) (1902-1961)
Field of activity
Business Leader; Chemist; Business executive
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1464213

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Geoffrey Holt Grimwade (1902-1961), business leader, was born on 19 September 1902 at Caulfield, Melbourne, fourth of five sons of Melbourne-born parents Edward Norton Grimwade, merchant, and his wife...

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Geoffrey Grimwade had widespread business interests, including Chairmanship of Drug Houses of Australia Ltd, Carba Dry Ice (Australia) Ltd and Wrightcel Pty Ltd. He also held numerous directorships, was a member of the Reserve Bank Board of Australia and of the Council of the Australian Staff College, Director of the A.M.P. Society and President of the Walter and Eliza hall Institute of Medical Research. Grimwade was educated at the universities of Melbourne (BSc) and Cambridge (MA). He was the grandson of Frederick Sheppard Grimwade who was a co-founder of Felton Grimwade & Co. - Australia's biggest drug house during the 1800s - and founder of many other manufacturing companies including the Melbourne Glass Bottle Works.

  • Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, UK
  • Career position - Member of the Board of Australian Oxygen and Industrial Gases Pty Ltd
  • Career position - Investigated manufacture of optical glass in U.S.A. on behalf of Ministry of Munitions
  • Career position - Board member of board of D.H.A.
  • Career position - Helped establish the Institute of Public Affairs
  • Career position - Chairman and Managing Director of DHA
  • Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Grimwade, Geoffrey Holt
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Grimwade, Geoffrey Holt (1902-1961)
    Poynter, J. R.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 14, 335-337
  3. James Alexander Forrest 1905-1990
    Rogers, D. W.
    Published: 1991
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 8, 4, 245-248

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