It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Rodney Marage, our General Manager and Company Secretary, passed away on the 2nd February 2022 following a battle with cancer. This announcement has been delayed until now to allow Rodney’s family time to share this tragic news.
Rodney’s significant contribution, innovative approach and unwavering dedication to the progression of IRATA were immeasurable. Rodney was unquestionably a prominent figure in the association’s global growth and advancement, which the industry will benefit from for many years to come. Rodney encouraged a collaborative approach, and undoubtedly, this news will be a cause of great sadness for all those he inspired. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and to all those affected by his passing.
For anyone wishing to share their sympathies, IRATA has set up an online book of remembrance here and for those wishing to donate to the family’s chosen charity, Ellenor Hospice, who cared for Rodney in his final days, may do so here. We encourage those who would like to pay their respects, to do so in these forums.
Rodney was a truly remarkable man who was widely respected by the IRATA community. In his memory, we shall use our best endeavours to fulfil his ambitious vision for IRATA and emulate the association’s achievements during his time as General Manager.
IRATA International Chairman
For and on behalf of the IRATA Executive Committee