Geoff Duncan, a former ABC Western Australian State Director, has died.
In a statement ABC managing director David Anderson said in a statement he was well known for his passion and advocacy.
“He was State Director for almost 16 years from 1998 until his retirement in 2013 and oversaw the move from the ABC’s former Adelaide Terrace studios to our current site in East Perth. Geoff’s first role in the ABC was as a radio current affairs reporter and he later headed the AM/PM’s Canberra bureau before moving into management,” he said.
“Geoff was the first manager to really bring the WA branch together, championing new local television productions such as How The Quest Was Won; Pet Show and Can We Help? and taking radio into the community, forging strong connections with local government and artistic and cultural organisations and sitting on the board of the Perth International Arts Festival. He had an enthusiasm for the ABC and WA that was contagious and galvanized staff across the state.
“Our thoughts are with Geoff’s family, friends and former colleagues.”