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Barlow, Henry Sackville, b 1944



  • Existence: b 1944


Henry Sackville Barlow, born in 1944, is the son of Thomas Bradwall Barlow and Elizabeth Margaret Barlow (née Sackville-West). He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge. Having trained in accountancy, he joined the family firm in Kuala Lumpur in 1970. Initially he joined the accounts department of Barlow Boustead Estates Agency (Barlow & Co. had merged with one of its largest rivals, Bousteads, in 1965) before becoming financial director in 1972 and joint managing director in 1976. In 1971, he was made a partner in Thomas Barlow & Bro. and in 1972, he was made joint managing director of the Highlands & Lowlands Para Rubber Co. Ltd. Together with his father, Henry Sackville Barlow oversaw the transformation of the Barlow business interests into Malaysian-owned concerns in the 1970s and 1980s. He was a Board member of HSBC Bank Malaysia and served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Sime Darby Berhad between 2007 and 2015.

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Papers of Henry Sackville Barlow, 1904-2020

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Barlow of Thornby 6
Scope and Contents Henry Sackville Barlow went to Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge and, after an accountancy training in England, joined the family firm in Kuala Lumpur. Together with his father he was instrumental in seeing through the transformation of the Barlow business into a Malaysian-owned concern and in exploring new business opportunities in the Far East. The papers comprise personal papers, business papers, personal and finance papers and photographs. NB. Much of the material is restricted as it...
Dates: 1904-2020
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Subject to the terms of the donation, access to papers after 1969 requires the permission of Mr Henry S. Barlow ( Additionally, access to some items is restricted under data protection legislation. These restrictions are marked on the catalogue. Most of the papers are in good condition. In a few cases, where indicated, papers are currently awaiting conservation and therefore not available to readers.