Vale – Peter Chaffey



It is with great sadness that we have been made aware that after a long period of illness Peter Chaffey, passed away over the weekend. Our thoughts are with Peter’s family, his wife Ros and children Lauren, Ben and Meg.

 With a career spanning more than 35 years, Peter was a pioneer in Economic Development and an extremely well respected and admired member of the Economic Development profession. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. 

 At the Ballarat National Economic Development Conference Peter was awarded the 2017 Agent of Change Award.  Peter was well known throughout Australia and internationally.  During his career he mentored a number of economic development practitioners and developed many initiatives that have driven innovation and change over the past 35 years.  He was greatly respected and will be missed and from a personal perspective a friend and a colleague has passed.

 We will advise additional details and arrangements as they are provided by Peter’s family during the week.

Kind regards,

Mark Holdsworth
Economic Development Australia