A brief profile of Geoff Taffs
Geoff was born in Springvale on 2nd December 1935 and was educated at Caulfield Grammar
He then joined Nicholas, the manufacturers of aspro and other well-known pharmaceutical, veterinary and household products.
He also played football with the St. Kilda 3rd s before being conscripted into national service in august 1954, training at Puckapunyal.
He married Josephine in 1957 and had three children and now have four grandchildren.
Wishing to supplement his income at that time, he joined his bother in law who had taken out a bookmaker’s licence and worked on the rails as his clerk on Saturdays and the big race meetings for nearly twenty years.
Twenty two years later, Geoff left Nicholas and established a Melbourne office for a Sydney company which he ran for ten years which was subsequently purchased by the French multi-national – Roussel Uclaf.
Later, Roussel Uclaf invited Geoff to open a new pharmaceutical division for a Melbourne company specialising in the importation of sophisticated therapeutics and finally retired in December 2000.
Geoff and Josephine sold their house of 30 years in Parkdale and downsized to a townhouse in Cheltenham located in the grounds of the beautiful heritage listed community of the holy name convent where they still reside.
Geoff is a Member of Southern Golf Club and Mentone Community Garden Club. He also enjoy reading.