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Sir Walter Norwood (1920-1922)

Sir Walter Norwood KBE (1920–1922) joined family business Dominion Motors in 1926 and played a prominent role in the development of the business, through to pioneering the assembly in New Zealand of the first Morris vehicles. He presided over the amalgamation of Dominion Motors to form the New Zealand Motor Corporation which, at one stage, controlled a quarter of the New Zealand market. Also a keen philanthropist, Sir Walter established several trusts to benefit a number of worthy causes. He was awarded a Knighthood for his services to commerce and the City of Wellington.