Today the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) announced the retirement of CEO, Jeff Rogut.
The message from Mr Rogut reads:
“After almost 10 years as CEO of AACS, I would like to let you know that I will be retiring from the position at the end of November 2020.
I am extremely proud and feel privileged to have led the Association on behalf of, and in support of, the amazing retailers, suppliers, business owners, operators and teams that make up this dynamic industry.
Throughout my career in convenience, I have been consistently struck by the high quality, highly capable people that the industry attracts.
I am grateful to have met so many passionate and committed individuals in Australia and the many other countries in which AACS has forged relationships. There are professional relationships I’ve built which have become firm friendships, and these will continue.”
The message from Mr Rogut, proceeds by reflecting on some of the achievements that have occurred over his 10-year period.
The achievements include redefining and reinvigorating the Association’s vision, mission and strategy; achieving solid and loyal membership growth as well as a strong revenue and financial base for the Association that bodes well for the future; facilitating numerous successful events including annual leadership summits, galas, award dinners, training programs and nine overseas study tours to countries; and much more.
Mr Rogut ends with:
“I thank our AACS chairs Julie Laycock, Rob Anderson, Peri Hunter and Karim Sumar for their leadership of the Board and support.
Importantly, I thank our members, large and small, for their support, involvement in the Association, their work for the Australian convenience channel, and their trust in allowing us to pursue those issues which are important for our industry.
The future for our industry is still bright and filled with opportunity.”