Datacom has confirmed the sudden passing of its Group CEO, Michael Browne at the age of 47.
According to a statement released by the company, Browne is thought to have suffered a major heart attack during a mountain bike ride at the weekend.
Datacom Chairman John Holdsworth said, “It is tragic that Michael has been taken from us in the prime of his life. His business skills, energy, commitment and passion made him a fine leader and he will be greatly missed.
“Michael has had an extremely successful career. During his 18 years with Datacom he built up a strong network of clients, colleagues and friends, all of whom are shocked and deeply saddened by this tragedy.
“Michael is survived by his wife Sue and three children Fraser, Ashleigh and Cameron. Our deepest sympathy is with them and their extended family at this time”, Mr Holdsworth said.
The company said that Holdsworth will continue in the role of Executive Chairman of the Datacom Group and will assume Michael’s responsibilities with the support of Datacom’s directors until further notice.