Rod Menzies

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Rodney William "Rod" Menzies (31 August 1945 - 25 April 2022) born in Melbourne) was an Australian entrepreneur. In 1969 he founded Menzies International, a private company, which is one of Australia's 500 most profitable private companies.[1] Menzies International includes the cleaning business Menzies Group, the art auction house Menzies Art Brands (which includes both Deutscher-Menzies and Lawson-Menzies), the vineyard Noorilim Estate, and Menzies International Racing Stables.[2][3]

Menzies attended Caulfield Grammar School, and studied at the University of Melbourne (B.Com 1968) and Pepperdine University in Los Angeles (MBA 1988).[1] He opened Menzies Cleaning Services in 1969, and operated this business in America from 1984 to 1993.[1] After opening an art auction house in 1998, the takings of Menzies Art Brands ran second to Sotheby's Australian arm only twice, by 2010.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Coslovich, Gabriella (23 January 2010). "The art of the deal". The Age.
  2. ^ Menzies Group (2010). About The Menzies Group of Companies. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
  3. ^ CareerOne (2010). Menzies International. Retrieved 29 January 2010.