Sir Henry Rodolph Wigley

KBE CBE OBE

Date of Birth

2 February 1913 at Fairlie

Parents

Rodolph L Wigley and Jessie Christie Wigley (nee Grant)

Married

Isabella Allport, Timaru, 16 September 1939

Children

One son and four daughters

Died

15 September 1980 at Christchurch

Education

  • Timaru Boys' High School
  • Christ's College

Honours

  • Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire 1976
  • Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire 1969
  • Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Military Division)
  • Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Transport

War service

  • RNZAF 1940-45 Wing Commander

Positions held

  • Chairman and Managing Director of the Mount Cook Group Ltd
  • Director Dominion Breweries Limited
  • Director DB South Island Brewery Limited
  • Director Travelodge NZ Limited
  • Director Glen Lyon Ltd
  • Chairman Board of Trustees, World Wildlife Fund of NZ 1976
  • President New Zealand Travel and Holiday Association 1967-70

Sporting

  • Captain New Zealand Ski Team 1936-37

Author

  • "Ski Plane Adventure" 1965
  • "The Mount Cook Way" 1979