Andrew Leigh has tweeted that the Chamber of Commerce’s long serving supremo has passed away after a lengthy illness.
Vale ACT Chamber of Commerce & Industry head Chris Peters, a strong advocate for business in #Canberra. He’ll be greatly missed.
— Andrew Leigh (@ALeighMP) February 27, 2013
The Chamber of Commerce has made this statement to its members:
The Staff and Board of The ACT & Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry are sad to announce that long-time Chief Executive, Dr Christopher Peters AM IO JP has passed away.
Chris suffered a setback to his existing condition which resulted in complications from which he was not able to recover.
Chris will be missed for his quick wit and smile, his generosity of spirit, his innate diplomacy and negotiating skills as well as his unerring perception and understanding of the nature of business and its often complex relationship with Government in the ACT.
Chris’s family have requested privacy in their time of grief and have also requested that donations be made in his memory to pancreatic cancer research in lieu of flowers. The Staff and the Board of The Chamber would like to extend to them our heartfelt condolences. It is anticipated that a memorial service will be organised in due course.
Donations can be made to the Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group, through their fundraising arm called the GI Cancers Institute. http://gicancer.org.au/.