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January 12, 2017

Australian philanthropist James Fairfax, who went from chairman of the eponymous media company to one of the country’s greatest art collectors, has passed away at his home in Bowral. He was 83.

Australian philanthropist James Fairfax, who went from chairman of the eponymous media company to one of the country’s greatest art collectors, has passed away at his home in Bowral. He was 83.

The second child of Sir Warwick Oswald Fairfax rose to prominence after he succeeded his father as chairman of John Fairfax & Sons in 1977, and subsequently led the group as it diversified into television, magazines and regional publications.

August 27, 2010

Fairfax Media, the Sydney-based publishing and broadcasting company, announced a return to profit in the last year when it released its financial results on 27 August.

Fairfax Media, the Sydney-based publishing and broadcasting company, announced a return to profit in the last year when it released its financial results on 27 August.

Fairfax made a profit after tax of AUD$282 million (€197 million) for the year ending June 2010, compared with a loss of AUD$380 million for the same period in 2009. The company also said it has reduced its net debt by AUD$347 million.

July 20, 2010

John B Fairfax, board member of the family-controlled media company, announced yesterday he will not stand for re-election at the next Fairfax Media AGM.

John B Fairfax, board member of the family-controlled media company, announced yesterday he will not stand for re-election at the next Fairfax Media AGM.

His announcement means the founding family will have only one representative on the company's board, John's son Nicholas Fairfax.

September 29, 2009

The families behind two prominent media companies, Australia-based Fairfax Media Ltd and Independent News and Media of Ireland, have both exerted their control over the direction of the business after company disagreements.

The families behind two prominent media companies, Australia-based Fairfax Media Ltd and Independent News and Media of Ireland, have both exerted their control over the direction of the business after company disagreements.
 
Ron Walker, the non-family chairman of Fairfax Media, announced yesterday he will not stand for re-election after two board members, both of the founding Fairfax family, said they would no longer support his tenure as chairman.
 

September 23, 2009

Ron Walker, the non-family chairman of Fairfax Media Ltd, will meet with investors next week to discuss his continuation with the company after two board members, both of the founding Fairfax family, stated they would not support his re-election as chairman.

Ron Walker, the non-family chairman of Fairfax Media Ltd, will meet with investors next week to discuss his continuation with the company after two board members, both of the founding Fairfax family, stated they would not support his re-election as chairman.
 

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