IVE Group executive chairman Geoff Selig passes away suddenly

Executive chairman of IVE Group Geoff Selig has died while on holiday in Europe.

In a statement IVE Group said Selig’s death was “caused by unforeseen complications arising from an accident in Barcelona”.

“The board, management, and the whole IVE family expresses its deepest condolences to Geoff’s family following this tragic event,” the company said.

Above: Selig won the 2023 Industry Achievement Award for his significant contributions to the industry

“Geoff played a major role, over 40 years, in establishing IVE as Australia’s leading marketing and communications business, in the process, reshaping the landscape of the Australian printing industry.”

Sprinter has spoken with IVE CEO Matt Aitken and he has confirmed that no further comments from IVE, other than the statement posted on the ASX, will be made at this time.

Aitken has confirmed the appointment of Gavin Bell, the company’s lead independent director, in the role of interim chair at the extraordinary board meeting held on Sunday will remain in place until the next IVE board meeting takes place.

There is no further information available from the Selig family at this stage regarding the cause of death as well as the potential date for a memorial or funeral.

Comment below to have your say on this story.

If you have a news story or tip-off, get in touch at editorial@sprinter.com.au.  

Sign up to the Sprinter newsletter

11 thoughts on “IVE Group executive chairman Geoff Selig passes away suddenly

  1. that’s really crap news!

    I have only met Jeff a few times and such a tragic loss to not only the industry but more importantly to his Family and Friends

  2. Our Sincere Condolences to the whole Selig family. This is a tragic loss to all. Geoff was a smart and influential person who always had time for you. I owe a lot to the Selig family who gave me a great opportunity when I started my business in the 80’s. RIP Geoff.

  3. My condolences to the Selig family and to the IVE family such a tragic loss,
    RIP Geoff,
    This will be felt by the entire Print family Australia wide.

  4. My condolences t the Selig Family and the IVE Team
    I had the pleasure to work with Geoff during the establishment of the original Blue Star, and found him as an honest partner, and a pleasure to share thoughts on different models of the Print Media Industry.
    RIP Geoff

  5. This is truely sad news for the family and friends. You were a true leader in our field and will be sadly missed by all. The world was a better place thanks to you. RIP Geoff

  6. This news comes as a real shock to me, Geoff was an individual within this industry that will be truly missed, a gentleman in the real sense of the word – my thoughts go out to the Selig Family, and the IVE family. !!

  7. On behalf of our team and my family I want to pass on our deepest condolences to Geoff’s family, his loved ones and the entire IVE team. This is such a shock and so very sad.

    Geoff worked with so many people in the industry and only good things were ever spoken about him. A great guy that gave everyone his time. Our industry really was lucky to have Geoff in it. I really feel for everyone close to him right now.

    RIP Geoff

  8. On behalf of the Muller Martini Board, Management and everyone in the Muller Martini Global organisation we want to pass on our deepest condolences and sympathies to Geoff’s family on this tragic news.
    Our thoughts are with the IVE family at this difficult time.

  9. That’s very unfortunate news. Geoff Selig made significant contributions as the executive chairman of IVE Group, and his passing is a loss for the company and everyone who knew him. My condolences go out to his family, colleagues, and friends during this difficult time.

  10. I am a fellow resident of Geoff’s in an apartment block in Darlinghurst. I am shattered to learn that this good, kind man is no more. Geoff was such a nice guy & he will be very much missed. Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends & work colleagues.

  11. I worked with Geoff as an employee for over 20 years but he was more than a boss to me he was also a friend who I admired greatly.
    The news of his passing has hit me hard, what a loss to all who knew him.
    My condolences to his family, friends and work colleagues

Leave a comment:

Your email address will not be published. All fields are required


Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.