RCWL guest speaker – Roger Drake

Tonight we were proud to host Roger Drake – founder and Chairman of Drakes Supermarkets.

Roger provided insight into his upbringing, and how he moved into the service industry. From a childhood dream of becoming a doctor, earning money working in the local supermarkets of the time changed his focus.

A confessed workaholic, he has managed his “away time” through golf and sailing. He is proud of what the independents do to challenge the competition, and is fiercely loyal to his staff. He spoke passionately about recognising staff who reached service celebrations of 10, 20, 30 & 40 yrs!

Members were able to ask Roger a number of questions ranging from Drakes’ role in sustainability, their vision for the future and Drakes’ support for SA products. A past Rotarian, Roger also spoke about his company’s support of local non-profit organisations.

Roger Drake

Neil Butler, program organiser with Roger and Andrew.

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