FORMER newspaper executive Christopher Dicks has died suddenly.
He died at the age of 77 at the New Zealand home of his youngest daughter, Charlotte.
Mr Dicks, of Almondbury, was honoured by the Queen with the OBE in 1996 for his work with the newspaper industry.
He had retired the previous year after a lifetime of work with the Examiner.
Mr Dicks joined the newspaper in 1951 and served as general manager and director before becoming managing director in 1974.
He later served as company chairman.
He was also a former chairman of the Press Association news agency and chairman of the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
Since his retirement, he devoted time and energy to promoting Huddersfield and its business community.
He leaves a widow, children and grandchildren.
l A full obituary will appear in Tuesday’s newspaper.