Fagan to speak at business brekkie
FORMER Warwick Daily News cadet now editor-in-chief of Queensland Newspapers, David Fagan, will be guest speaker at this year’s Warwick Chamber of Commerce Business breakfast.
Chamber president John Randall said he was over the moon to secure such a high-profile figure to speak at the 2010 Business breakfast.
“Luckily, we didn’t have to twist his arm to accept our invitation.
“David has strong family ties with Warwick, in fact he has sisters still living here so speaking at our 2010 breakfast will also give him an opportunity for a family catch-up,” Mr Randall said.
“A good connection with Warwick for David is that he started his journalistic career as a cadet at the Warwick Daily News in 1978, so he certainly knows our area well.
“David was telling me that his first front page story in The Courier-Mail was a report filed when he was at The Warwick Daily News about a circus elephant escaping into the hills near Gladfield.”
Mr Fagan was appointed as editor-in-chief of Queensland Newspapers after almost eight years as editor of The Courier-Mail. Mr Fagan has been a journalist since 1978, most of that time at either The Courier-Mail or The Australian, and brings a wealth of knowledge of the print media industry.
He still gets cranky at the failure of governments to deliver meaningfully on anything they promise – whether it’s building a school barbecue, a submarine or reshaping the health system.
“David also told me that for 30 years, one of his favourite delicacies was the Hudson pie.
“He says he grew up next to the pie shop and stopped by to get a dozen for the freezer as often as he could,” Mr Randall said.
The last Chamber Business breakfast, featuring Bank of Queensland CEO David Liddy, sold out in the first few days.
The 2010 Business breakfast will be held at Rupert’s Bar and Grill at the Coachman’s Inn on Wednesday, July 14 at 7am for a 7.30am start.
Tickets are $37.50 each, and bookings are essential at firstname.lastname@example.org.