Industry Outpouring as Public Sector Legend Calls Time on CareerWritten by Anjali Dattani
This Christmas, Hobart Government Account Manager Roger Kellow, calls time on a career that has spanned three decades; a period of unprecedented growth and success for the company’s public sector business.
The industry stalwart, universally respected for his engaging personality and passion for hospitality as a whole, will be a tough act to follow. Individuals from across the industry took to social media to congratulate Roger on his career, commend his unwavering commitment to the public sector and celebrate his retirement.
Branded “a true gentleman of the profession” and “an absolute legend”, some thanked him for the help and guidance he’d provided them with, whilst others maintained he will “go down in history” – a timely reminder of just how much Roger has achieved throughout his career.
Neel Radia, National Chair of the NACC who earlier this year presented Roger with Honourary Membership to the association praised his outstanding contribution to the care sector, whilst the HCA added that it was his “heart of gold” that truly set him apart.
Tim Bender, Sales Director at Hobart UK and colleague of Roger’s for over 25 years encapsulated the tributes: “Roger is the definition of the word gentleman. Always smiling, always with time to help others and always trying to make a difference in the industry he loves. It’s with a heavy heart that we lose him from our day to day operations, but his impact will be felt for years to come.
Fortunately, this is not goodbye forever as Roger has agreed to return in a consultancy role, but in the meantime everyone here at Hobart wishes him all the best in his semi-retirement which is so truly deserved.”