PETA Ltd says a sad but fond farewell to its’ Director and CEO, Bob Hiskey, who retired at the end of December 2017 after more than 42 years of dedicated service to the company.
Bob has been the Director and CEO since August 1997. He joined PETA in 1975 as a Training Officer just 5 years after the company was founded and based in Southsea. Bob, who started his career as an engineering apprentice, brought an overwhelming enthusiasm and desire to ensure all Apprentices and their respective employers received a highly professional level of support and at that time his role was fundamental in ensuring companies accessed the Governments’ training levy. He then went on to develop courses to raise the skills of employed staff which was a great success. He has helped thousands of young people make the transition to a successful career and thousands more employed staff raise their skills over the years. This continues to be the main purpose of the company today.
“I am grateful to have spent nearly 43 years with this great company, and deeply honoured to have had the opportunity to lead it for the last 20 years. I am very proud of what we have accomplished during this time.” said Bob. “I leave many loyal friends and colleagues who have always given me their utmost support for which I am very grateful. However, whilst my heart is, and will always be, with PETA it is time for me to open the door to a new chapter in my life which I hope will be as enjoyable and rewarding as the one I am about to close.”