In the space of a month I have 4 colleagues retiring and it definitely makes me feel a little sad and a lot older. Rob, Julia, Marilyn and Ian are legends in so many ways.
I first dealt with them over 10 years ago and I saw them as this wise group of people who knew just about everything to do with Superannuation, Management and giving life advise.
I hoped to gain some of this knowledge and even found myself a little intimidated in conversations discussing ideas. As a group they have been magnificent public servants always trying to get better outcomes for the public but more importantly they were truly good human beings. They supported and encouraged everyone to reach their goals and helped us all when tragedies hit our personal lives.
How fast time has flown. Losing four people I highly respect at the same time seems unfair but they deserve their retirements.
It’s also a reminder that I need to step up into the roles they played in supporting and helping others. I feel we have a responsibility to play forward the support we received when we were younger.
Have great lives out there in the real world guys.