Senior Nova Entertainment executive passes away suddenly

Nova chief executive officer Cathy O’Connor informed staff this morning.

Staff at Nova Entertainment are in shock today with the news that the company’s longtime chief technology officer Mark Downes has passed away suddenly.

Nova Entertainment chief executive officer Cathy O’Connor said this morning:

“We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the sudden passing of Nova Entertainment’s Mark Downes due to heart failure.

“For the past seven years, Mark has led the technology and infrastructure initiatives at our company and played a key role in industry technological developments as an active board member of Commercial Radio Australia.

“Mark will be sorely missed and our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to Mark’s wife Brenda and his two children Lincoln and Ainsley at this most difficult time.”

The much-loved member of the Nova Entertainment family is believed to have died at home on Monday evening.

Mark was a member of the Nova Entertainment executive team.

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