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APN NZ’s McNally passes away—UPDATED

UPDATE:

A funeral service will be held at St Mary's in Holy Trinity, 446 Parnell Rd, Parnell on Thursday 13 June at 11.00am.

A memorial service will be held in St John's Church, East Malvern, Victoria, Australia on Monday 17 June at 2.00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cure Kids. All communication to Sibuns Funeral Directors, PO Box 87233, Meadowbank, Auckland.

Original story:

APN NZ's group advertising director Andrew McNally died suddenly of a heart attack this morning at the age of 44. 

APN NZ's chief executive Martin Simons sent through a statement. 

This is a tragic loss for all who knew Andrew as a friend, colleague and business leader.  Andrew and his wife Liza moved to Auckland with their young family [they have three children under the age of six] in January 2012 to begin his career with APN.

Before that Andrew had an outstanding career with News Limited, working in both Melbourne and Sydney.   

Andrew had been making a tremendous contribution to APN and his vision for transforming the media company as a true multimedia sales organisation was fully supported by the APN board and the senior executive.

Andrew had great energy, a positive outlook and was hugely respected and loved by those that worked with him.

APN is supporting Liza and the family and offers deepest condolences to them and all those affected by this tragic event.

 

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