Fergus Halliday takes reins as editor of PC World Australia and New Zealand, replacing Nick Ross

Fergus Halliday has been appointed PC World Australia and New Zealand’s editor, replacing Nick Ross who stepped down last month to join Filtered Media.

Halliday joins IDG Communications from 4 Square Media, where he worked as a journalist for the last year. Previously he was as a freelancer contributing to Press Start Australia, Screen Rant, and We Got This Covered.

Ross has left PC World after 12 months

Ross, who joined IDG in March last year. after six years at the ABC which included a controversial period as tech editor has taken up a role of senior manager, content and analytics at the branded media company.


Incoming editor of PC World Australia and New Zealand

Janice Tong, IDG consumer division publisher, said the company was “invested” in Halliday.

“We are excited to have Fergus on board, he’ll bring a fresh perspective to the brand. PC World has kept up with the times in the rapidly changing media landscape, and I think that having an original take on the array of products out there has put us in good stead,” Tong added.

Halliday said of his appointment: “After a few weeks of keeping quiet, I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be joining the IDG team. I’ve learned a lot from my previous positions at SmartHouse and The AU Review and hope to continue to build on those foundations at PC World.

“I see it as an exciting opportunity that fuses together all my past passions and lets me bring my best to the role.”


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