BORN IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA ON APRIL 19TH 1937, he grew up in Melbourne's Prahran, dropped out of school, bought a second-hand truck on the terms of four quarterly promissory notes, delivered soft drink in summer and fuel in winter. He played VFL with moderate success, "...twenty [games] in the St Kilda firsts and probably 30 or 40 in the reserves". He was even president of the Saints in 1979, prompting Ian Collins to say "He's ensured that the St Kilda Football Club has survived ... thank you for what you've contributed to football, and especially to the St Kilda Football Club".
"I started ice-skating when I was about 12 or 13," he once told reporter George Negus "and I was selected in the Australian team for ice hockey. I met my wife at St Moritz Ice Skating about 1955". The story continued with Hamish McLachlan of the Herald-Sun in 2016. "I was about 17 or 18, and I was physically very fit. I didn’t like running, but I did like ice skating, and an extension of that became ice hockey.
"I played for Victoria when I was 16, and was selected in the Australian team for the Olympics. Geoff Henke was also selected in that team and has been involved in the Winter Olympics for Australia ever since". That year, after 3 months national service, he started Linfox and the year before he played in the under-19s at St Kilda (or the 3rd Eighteen), and captained the 1956 side.
"I went to an auction in St Kilda a few years later and Lloyd Williams was there. He asked if I was going to buy and I said yes. I asked him if he was going to buy it, and he said yes. We decided to go halves in it. He left and we bought St Moritz together. All done over a handshake. We’ve been mates ever since". His plans to rejuvenate the iconic St Moritz Ice Skating Rink on the Upper Esplanade in St Kilda were rejected by the local Council. The venue was destroyed by fire in the 1980s.
Worth $2.8 billion in 2017, up from $1.5 billion 5 years earlier, he's Australia's eighth richest, giving Gandel, Packer and Pratt a run for their money. And all that from a man who was asked to leave Melbourne High School during Year 10, at age 16, due to his lack of academic interest. Linfox is Australia's largest privately held logistics company with more than 5,000 trucks across ten countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
In 1992 he was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) and then a Companion of the Order of Australia for his contribution to Transport and Community. He was inducted to the National Road Transport Hall of Fame in 2000.
Ross Carpenter, 'Fox, Lindsay (1937 - )', Legends of Australian Ice, Melbourne, Australia, http://icelegendsaustralia.com/legends-2/bio-fox.html, accessed online .