Jim fills top job
By James Perkins
THE Whitsunday Times office is set to become a battleground of sporting insults this summer as new general manager Jim Sherrington has revealed himself as a passionate fan of English cricket.
Jim moved to Brisbane from London five years ago with a background as a publishing director of a large media organisation and worked with the Australian Provincial Newpaper's national advertising arm Presspak on arrival.
After Dennis Black moved on from the Times' top job to bigger and better things at the Gladstone Observer, Jim saw the job and thought it was the opportunity he had been looking for to get back into the publishing side of newspapers.
"My wife's family is local and I loved everything the job had to offer," Jim said.
"The Whitsunday Times really appealed to me, the geography is wonderful and it is wonderful to have family ties in the area."
Jim and his wife Lisa welcomed their second child, Lucy into the world just two and a half weeks ago; a new sister to their three and a half year old son Harrison.
"Lisa is delighted to be able to come home (to relatives) when she has a new baby... it's perfection."
Jim represented London schoolboys as a fast bowler in his younger days and there is only one reason he isn't happy about the new job.
"I booked a corporate box for the whole Brisbane ashes test for my clients and now I can't go!"