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Sir Clifford Plimmer (1916-1922)

Sir Clifford Plimmer KBE (1905-1988), a great-grandson of Wellington pioneer John Plimmer, continued the family tradition of business success and public service. He was also a foundation pupil at Scots College. Sir Clifford joined stock-and-station agency Wright Stephenson & Company in 1922, working his way up the hierarchy to become chairman in 1953, and expanded the organisation into one of the country’s largest public companies.

Sir Clifford was the director of several public companies and a member or chairman of many public bodies including the Taxation Committee (1951), Royal Commission on State Services (1962), and the New Zealand Trade Promotion Council. He was also a trustee of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research.