Take 5 with Bob Bell

By Bob Bell
Managing Director
1 March 2022

Take 5 has shown the team at PKF that there are a lot of things that we may not know about someone, even if we work with them everyday! So we took 5 minutes to chat with, Bob Bell, to get to know a bit about him.

Q. What is a little known/interesting fact about you?

A. I am the youngest of 5 children in the order boy, girl, boy, girl, boy. I fathered 5 children that are also in the order boy, girl, boy, girl, boy.

Q. Who is your hero and why?

A. My Dad. He was wounded in World War 2, 19 October 1942, at Templeton’s Crossing on the Kokoda Trail and spent 18 months in Concord Repatriation Hospital when he came home. Apart from his wound – he had 300 stitches in his arm - he suffered the after effects - as most who fought there did - of Malaria, Dengue Fever and Dysentry. This limited his capacity to study and work, but he and Mum managed to raise a family of 5 children who have now produced 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. He was a Life Member the RSL and of Kingsgrove RSL where he was President for many years.

Q. What was your first ever job?

A. Cleaning the chairs in Kingsgrove RSL. There were hundreds of them!

Q. What motivates you?

A. People. My family, my friends, my clubmates, my work colleagues, my clients, my network, people I don’t know but admire, people who provoke thought. I feed off positivity!

Q. What TV shows are you watching right now?

A. Ozark, The Great, Succession, Women Who Kill, anything Harlan Coben, waiting for The Righteous Gemstones to come back!