Tony Russo, Hills.

This week, Hills has said farewell to resepected head of Human Resources, Tony Russo, who retires after 8 years focusing on the wellbeing of colleagues and their support of customers.

Russo leaves a strong legacy at Hills, including a partnership with the Make-A-Wish foundation, which began in 2017.

“With the commitment of the team at Hills, we have raised over $A34,000 since beginning our support in 2017, Russo said. “This has enabled us to grant the wishes of 5 children going through very challenging times.

“I am incredibly proud of the Hills team for making such a difference to their lives and humbled by the generosity to support the Make-A-Wish foundation. It has been my privilege to work at a such an iconic company and I thank the board, management, my HR team, and everyone at Hills for their support.

The company now has a strong combination of new leadership and experienced hands at the helm. I look forward to seeing the business progress and wish everyone success for the future.”

CEO David Clarke recognised Russo’s contribution.

“We thank Tony for his professionalism, integrity and personable approach,” Clarke said. “He is well respected by the board and his colleagues in Australia and New Zealand, and we wish him well in his retirement.”