Industry Mourns Passing of Jeff Gittus

06 February 2019

Vale – Jeff Gittus 1959 – 2019

The Active family, and much of the Australian print and manufacturing industry is mourning the loss of Jeff Gittus, founder of Active Display Group.

Jeff passed away peacefully on Friday after undergoing his second lung transplant a little over 2 weeks earlier.

Jeff founded Active Sites Alive in 1985 after establishing his own signage business from home only 5 years earlier.

Through Jeff’s vision, personality and nature, Active has provided employment for thousands of people for over 30 years.

It’s an extremely sad time for the people at Active, their clients and the retail marketing industry at large.

Jeff was part of many industry organisations, including a pioneering founder of POPAI (now Shop!) in Australia. 

Jeff considered everyone at Active to be his family, and family was at the heart of what he valued most.

On behalf of all the industry, we pass on our condolences to Jeff's family and the team at Active.