Student, London School of Economics, 1939. Student, St. Johns College, 1945.
Director, F.T. Thorpy Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand, since 1946; honorary consul Brazil, New Zealand, since 1967; public relations consultant, Varig Brazilian Airlines, Auckland, 1970-1974; marketing and sales manager, Varig Brazilian Airlines, Auckland, 1974-1988; history research, diplomatic duties, since 1988. Decorated knight Brazilian Order, Cavaleiro da Ordem de Rio Branco, 1987, Cruzeiro do Sol, 1973, Greek War medal, 1940-1941.
Chairman visual arts Auckland Festival Arts, 1960-1969. Member International Wine and Food Society (founder, past president AUckland), Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.
Married Pamela Patricia Kelliher, September 10, 1964. Children: Peter Frank, Michael John.