Philip Edward Ripley M.I.Mech.E. of Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, Orwell Works, Ipswich.
1861 Born son of Rev. Canon W. N. Ripley, of Earlham Hall, Norwich.
Educated at Haileybury College.
Apprenticed to R. and W. Hawthorn
Became a Member of the staff
1885 Joined Ransomes, Sims, and Jefferies
1886 Appointed Managing Director
1905 Appointed Chairman
1919 Resigned when Ruston and Hornsby acquired the ordinary shares in the company but remained on the Board.