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Roche GM to retire after 30 years of transformative impact

Health Industry Hub | July 26, 2023 |

Pharma News: Roche Australia will be bidding farewell to an esteemed figure who has played a pivotal role in the company’s remarkable growth and success. Stuart Knight, General Manager of Roche Products in Australia is set to retire, marking the end of an illustrious 30-year journey at the company, which has been defined by outstanding leadership and a string of monumental achievements.

Mr Knight spearheaded the company’s agile transformation in Australia, guiding Roche through the ever-evolving healthcare landscape with a vision for the future. Under his guidance, Roche forged significant private-public partnerships, including the ground-breaking Australian Genomic Cancer Medical Centre’s Project PrOSPeCT, which has brought hope to countless patients battling cancer.

“It has been an incredible honour to lead Roche in Australia and work alongside such a talented and dedicated team,” said Mr Knight, reflecting on his tenure. “Throughout my career, I have been privileged to witness and contribute to the transformative power of our healthcare innovations in providing patient access and improved healthcare outcomes. I am immensely proud of the advancements we have achieved together and the positive impact we have made in the industry.”

Mr Knight’s journey with Roche began in 1994 when he assumed the role of Product Manager in the UK. Over the years, he ascended to several senior positions, including General Manager roles across New Zealand, Hungary, Portugal, and finally, Australia. His extensive international experience and dedication to excellence also led him to serve on Industry boards in three countries – New Zealand, Hungary, and Australia – showcasing his commitment to making a difference on a global scale. Notably, Mr Knight holds the distinction of being the longest-serving Board member of Medicines Australia, a testament to his unwavering devotion to the pharmaceutical sector.

Reflecting on his time at Roche, Mr Knight expressed his gratitude for the remarkable colleagues he had the privilege to work with.

“I have been fortunate to work with exceptional colleagues who share a common passion for delivering high-quality healthcare solutions,” he remarked. As he embarks on the next chapter of his life, Mr Knight exudes confidence in Roche Australia’s future success and its unwavering commitment to positively impacting patients’ lives.

The retirement of Stuart Knight will take effect from 1 February 2023, leaving behind a legacy that will undoubtedly inspire the pharmaceutical industry for years to come.

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