The Hon. Sir Geoffrey Cokayne Gibbs KCMG

Born1901 Camfield, Hatfield, Herts
Died1975 Clifton Hampden, Oxon
FatherThe Hon. Herbert Cokayne Gibbs (1854 – 1935)
MotherAnna Maria Durant (1862 – 1938)

Life Events

1926Married Helen Margaret Leslie CBE in St. Mary's, Hertingfordbury
1927Birth of son David Charles Leslie Gibbs
1929Birth of son Stephen Cokayne Gibbs
1932Birth of son Julian Herbert Gibbs
1934Birth of son Sir Roger Geoffrey Gibbs
1935Death of father The Hon. Herbert Cokayne Gibbs
1938Birth of son Christopher Henry Gibbs
1938Birth of daughter Elizabeth Helen Gibbs
1938Death of mother Anna Maria Durant

Biography and Notes

2nd son of Herbert Cokayne Gibbs, Lord Hunsdon. Baptised 1 September 1901 at St. Mark's, Hatfield. Educated at Eton College 1914-19, Matric. Oxford (Christ Church) 1919 and resided to 1922. Died 6 July 1975 and was buried at St. Michael & All Angels, Clifton Hampden, Oxon.

C.M.G. 1945; K.C.M.G. 1955, Hon. D.C.L. Oxford. Lived at Holwell Manor, Hatfield, Hertfordshire from 1932-49. Inherited Clifton Hampden Estate and lived there 1949-75; Patron of the Living, Church Warden, Chairman Parish Council.

Entered Antony Gibbs & Sons, London, 1923; was with Gibbs Bright & Co. in Australia 1924-29; Partner of the Australian firm from 1929 and of Antony Gibbs & Sons, London, 1932 (Chairman 1966-72).

Chairman of The Bank of Australia 1945-51 and The Australia & New Zealand Bank Ltd. 1951-67; Director, Barclays Bank D.C.O. (now Barclays Bank International) 1945-71 (Vice-Chairman 1948, Deputy Chairman 1955).

Other directorships include: The Sulphide Corporation from 1929; London Board of Australian Mutual Provident Society 1935 (Chairman 1958-72); The Union Discount Co. of London Ltd. (Director 1945-72); Oxford University Chest.

Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Economic Warfare 1943-45, Chairman of the Advisory Council, Export Credit Guarantee Department 1948-62. Member of the Council of The Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses 1952-73. Chairman of The Nuffield Foundation 1951-73. Chairman Morris Garages 1961-75. Chairman of the Imperial Relations Trust 1952-73.

He had several other directorships and was connected with many charities. Grocers Company: on the Livery 1929; on the Court 1932; Master 1938.

Clubs: Brooke's, Pratt's, Beefsteak; Melbourne: Union (Sidney); Queenslad.

Portrait: Oil by Allan Gwynne Jones (1968) at Nuffield Lodge, Regents Park.