Sir Clifford Ulric Plimmer - KBE
Cliff Plimmer was a great-grandson of Wellington pioneer John Plimmer and continued the family tradition of business success and public service.
He joined stock-and-station agency Wright Stephenson & Company in 1922 as an office boy and worked in most departments before becoming a director in 1945, managing director in 1952 and chairman in 1953.
Plimmer expanded Wright Stephenson into one of the country's largest public companies.
Plimmer was a 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.