Darryl Somerville death: Former Brisbane Broncos chairman passed away, cause of death and obituary


 Darryl Somerville Former Brisbane Broncos chairman died
Brisbane Broncos’s former Chairman and Director, Darryl Somerville passed away.(Image Source: FoxNews)


Former Brisbane Broncos chairman Darryl Somerville passed away unexpectedly leaving his family and loved ones in utter despair. The family politely requests prayers instead of individual condolences as well as space to mourn and come to grips with the devastating loss. Let’s see what happened to him and Darryl Somerville cause of death here.

Former Brisbane Broncos chairman passed away

Brisbane Broncos have announced the demise news of Darryl Somerville by posting the following message on their official Facebook page.

The Brisbane Broncos are very saddened to hear of the passing of former Chairman and Director, Darryl Somerville. The entire Broncos family passes on our sincerest condolences to Darryl’s family and friends.

Darryl Somerville Biography

Darryl Somerville, BCom UQ, is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (CPAs) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (ICAA).

He presently holds the positions of Chairman of Sentinel Property Trust and Director of Careers Australia Group Ltd. Darryl joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in Brisbane in 1982 after spending 10 years working for the Australian Taxation Office, including 8 years in top roles in Canberra.

After 312 years, he was made a partner. When the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was implemented, he oversaw the Taxation Practise in Brisbane and was made the National Leader of the firm’s Indirect Tax Practise. He retained this role until 2000 when he resigned to focus more directly on customer needs.

During his tenure as National Director of the ICAA from 2000 to 2003, Darryl served as the organization’s national director. His clients included enterprises in the manufacturing, mining, energy and resources, retailing, and multi-national sectors.

Before retiring in 2005 after 23 years of service, he served on the PricewaterhouseCoopers National Board of Partners (and its predecessor) for 7 years, from mid-2004.

The Queensland Government Review of Electricity Distribution and Service Delivery, which presented its findings to Cabinet in July 2004, and the Energy Competition Committee, which oversaw the implementation of Full Retail Contestability in Queensland, are just two of the committees and panels he has presided over.

Darryl also served as the chairman of the Premier’s Awards for Export Achievement judging panel for nine years, from 1998 to 2004. Darryl was appointed Chairman of the Brisbane Broncos Ltd, an ASX-listed company, in 2005.

He also served for two years as Chairman of the board of Devine Limited, a publicly traded corporation. He has previously served on a variety of fundraising committees for charitable organizations, including the St. John’s Cathedral Completion Fund and the Juvenile Diabetes Walk Committee. 

Darryl Somerville cause of death

As per the family statement, it was confirmed that he passed away peacefully on 2nd July 2023. Other than that, neither his family members nor web media have provided any information regarding the cause of his passing.

We’ll update this article as soon as additional information becomes available. Moreover, the family’s privacy must be respected even though attempts are being made to compile pertinent information and promptly deliver the most recent updates.


Saying goodbye is often difficult, and it can be hard to find the words to express how you feel about a loved one who has passed. I write this obituary with a heavy heart to inform you of the demise of  Darryl Somerville, Former Brisbane Broncos chairman. 

He was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest. His family announced the details of the funeral services which were written below.

SOMERVILLE Darryl Craig Aged 74 years. Late of Everton Hills. Passed away peacefully on 2nd July 2023. Much loved husband of Elizabeth. Adored by his sons Craig, Paul, and David, Daughter in-laws, Granddaughters, and his entire family.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Darryl’s funeral service to be held at the All Saints Anglican Church, Chermside. Service commencing at 10.30 am on Friday 7th July 2023.

In lieu of flowers, relatives, and friends are asked to please donate to Dementia Australia via their website. ALEX GOW FUNERALS Geebung Ph 3851 7800 alexgowfunerals.com.au 100% AUSTRALIAN OWNED 05/03/1949 – 02/07/2023.

Condolences and Tributes posted on social media

Sean Ryan wrote,

Darryl was an amazing man. I knew Darryl since I was around 12 years old when I worked on his milk run. As time went on I had the pleasure of again meeting Darryl in Brisbane through the Broncos. I thorough gentleman, a leader, and a great man. I am so sorry for your loss.

Graham Porter wrote,

This is very sad news. Our sincere sympathy to all the family, and especially Liz. I will always remember Darryl as tackling anything in life with a wry smile and a quip. Not to mention his rhyming ditties! He will undoubtedly be remembered and missed by many. RIP Darryl. 

Neil Behrens wrote,

Darryl was one of the best. Came from C&L, and I am from PW but we clicked as PwC Board Members and had many good times together with him and Liz, a fellow Cats member. Had the greatest respect for him as a fellow partner and as a person. RIP mate. Job well done.

Ian Scanes wrote,

One of the most decent and good men I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. A true good guy. My thoughts are with your family and friends. Sincerest best thoughts to you all at this sad time. 

Peter Watters wrote,

We’re so sorry to read about this today. We have very fond memories going back to our time in McDowell and the good family times we had then. We, too, are thinking of you all. Peter, Diane, and Watters family.

We send our deepest condolences to Darryl Somerville’s family members, friends, and all loved ones. Please feel free to pay respects to Darryl Somerville by leaving a note below or by sharing your memories of him.


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