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.