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Biographical entry Grimwade, Geoffrey Holt (1902 - 1961)

CMG

Born
19 September 1902
Caulfield, Victoria, Australia
Died
22 February 1961
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Chemist and Business executive

Summary

Geoffrey Holt 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.

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1927
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, UK
1928
Career position - Member of the Board of Australian Oxygen and Industrial Gases Pty Ltd
1941
Career position - Investigated manufacture of optical glass in U.S.A. on behalf of Ministry of Munitions
1942
Career position - Board member of board of D.H.A.
1942
Career position - Helped establish the Institute of Public Affairs
1950
Career position - Chairman and Managing Director of DHA
1960
Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)

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Rosanne Walker