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DR NICHOLAS S GIRDIS CBE

DATE OF BIRTH

1st October 1926

Brisbane

 

MARITAL STATUS – MARRIED 1954

Wife – Marina

Sons – Stephen Engineering Degree (UQ) and MBA (USC)

Peter – Commerce/Law Degree (UQ) and MBA (USC)

 

BRISBANE STATE HIGH SCHOOL

School Captain 1943

School Legend 2014

 

AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES

Rank: Lieutenant 1945 – 1946

 

UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

Bachelor of Dental Science (B.D.Sc.) 1951

 

UNIVERSITY OF DALHOUSE HALIFAX, CANADA

Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) 1960

 

DENTAL PRACTICE

Brisbane 1951 – 1968

 

GREEK ORTHODOX COMMUNITY OF BRISBANE

President 1967 – 1971

Developed Sunday School building and Nursing Home complex for the Greek Community

Received Life Membership 1980

Successful Joint Venture – 65 home unit / office building project

 

ENTERPRISE AUSTRALIA

Chairman of the Queensland Committee from its inception in 1975 to 1988

Director of National Board 1980 to 1990

Non-profit, non-political organisation promoting Private Enterprise

 

ROYAL QUEENSLAND YACHT SQUADRON

Commodore 1979 – 1981

Awarded Life Membership 1984

Developed a 460-berth marina at Manly for the Squadron

Chairman of the Board of Directors of R.Q.Y.S. Marina Limited (17 years)

 

INTERNATIONAL OCEAN YACHT RACING

Admiral’s Cup 1979 – Australian Team Reserve – yacht Marloo

Cowe’s Week 1979 – Won the New York Yacht Club Trophy – yacht Marloo

Sardinia Cup 1978 and 1980 – Australian Team Member – yacht Marloo

Southern Cross Cup 1985 – Australian Team Member – yacht Marloo II

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – 1976, 1977, 1982 and 1985

 

COMMANDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

C.B.E. awarded by Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II for Community Service – 1984

 

UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

State Government appointee to the Senate of the University 1984 – 1999

University positions during 15 Year Senate appointment:

                Chairman – Building and Grounds Committee 1984 – 1999

                Deputy Chairmand of UniQuest Pty Ltd 1984 – 1999

                Chairman of Comquest Pty Ltd – University Research and Development Company

                Chairman Customs House Restoration Fundraising Committee

                University of Queensland – Development Council

University of Queensland – Honorary Doctor of Philosophy – Awarded 1997 for Services to the University.

 

QLD FRIENDS OF THE AUSTRALIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE AT ATHENS – UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

University of Queensland Student Support Association

President 1990 – 2002

 

QUEENSLAND INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT LTD.

Appointed Chairman by the State and Federal Government 1985

Established and managed the Queensland Innovation Development Ltd

 

AUSTRALIAN BI-CENTENARY 1988

Chairman of the Queensland Committee for the Tall Ships Visit to Brisbane as part of the 1988 Bi-Centenary Celebrations – Government appointment

 

GIRDIS GROUP OF COMPANIES

Chairman and Managing Director 1958 to Present

Property Investment and Management Group

Developed over 120 Real Estate projects in Brisbane and South-East Queensland

 

STENCRAFT PTY LTD

A Pidgeon-Girdis Company – 50% Partnership (1962 – 2013)

Director and Chief Executive – N S Girdis

Developer of Dockside Project – Brisbane, 1993 – 2007

Incorporating Hotel and 600 Home Units

Office Building Assets – CBD Brisbane 1998 – 2010

 

THE AUSTRALIAN OPERA

Financial Supporter – National Council Member since 1987

 

THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET

Financial Supporter – Coryphee Patron

 

QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY

Foundation Benefactor Member

 

CENTENARY MEDAL

Centenary Medal awarded - 2002