A brief profile of Geoff Stockdale
Geoff Stockdale was born in 1938 and grew up in Kew. Work later took him to Adelaide, Sydney, Netherlands and Singapore; returning to Beaumaris in 1975.
Primary (and correctional) education was at Genazzano, De La Salle, St Patricks Sale – as a border; and Secondary was at Xavier.
Started work as a technical-commercial cadet with Philips Industries along with part-time studies in Electronic Engineering at RMIT, followed by Commerce at Melbourne Uni & Uni NSW.
Geoff’s interests have always been technology and innovation, and how they are managed. During 20 years in various functions in Philips, including the Research Labs in Eindhoven, he was fortunate to join their international management and tasked to establish two green-fields R&D and manufacturing facilities in Sinapore, plus a lab in Osaka.
Geoff then joined Varian Techtron to modernise their scientific instrument operations in Mulgrave, and to review their other divisions in USA and Europe.
He then changed from corporate life to found Stockdales Pty Ltd, a team of eleven well qualified and grass-roots experienced consultants, providing advised and improving operations across technology, IT, textiles & clothing, heavy engineering, food, pharma, local government, and healthcare sectors.
Geoff retired in 2007 on becoming a widower. His daughter Emelia runs Panada Boutiques founded by Noeline. His son Hayden, after a career in merchant banking, is now an investor and director in industry, as well as being on the board of Merton Hall.
Geoff was a charter member and president of Lions in Singapore; and since 1978 a charter member of Beaumaris Rotary. Apart from golf and travel, he is active in water and education projects, in the Lesser Sunda islands of east Indonesia.
Kerrie Geard, his partner, has a science and IT background and is very active in Rotary and golf.