STATEMENT - Vale Chris McPherson
I extend my
condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of newspaper publisher Chris
McPherson, who passed away on Monday.
As the former
managing director of The News and member of the McPherson Family, Chris
inspired many young journalists and news makers within the rural and regional
Shepparton, the McPherson Group manages numerous regional newspaper and
magazine titles that are important for generating the local content that
supports communities. The McPherson Group is the oldest family-owned newspaper
group in Australasia and one of just three independent groups publishing daily
was recognised for his contribution to regional newspapers with a life
membership of the Victorian Country Press Association.
He was also
an active community member leading the Shepparton Apex Club, director of the
Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE and working with the Goulburn Valley Grammar
are with his family and friends.