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New Chair for Optometry Giving Sight

New Chair for U.K. Optometry Giving Sight

April 2012

Optometry Giving Sight is delighted to announce that Nick Rumney, Managing Director of BBR Optometry, has joined the UK National Committee as Chair. He replaces Bob Hughes, who stepped down in December.

Nick Rumney, Optometry Giving Sight“Nick has been a long-term supporter of the charity, and was officially the first regular donor in the UK when it was founded,” said Donna Power, UK Country Manager. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role and has so much energy and passion towards the work we do.”

Nick is a regular speaker, founder member of the European Academy of Optometry and Optics, and a fellow of the College of Optometrists, the American Academy of Optometry, and the British Contact Lens Association. He is also a research fellow at Aston University and Visiting Lecturer at Manchester.
“I am passionate about practical clinical education in the world of optics as well as having an avowed international view, so OGS dovetails perfectly,” he said.

“I have always been impressed by Optometry Giving Sight’s role in mobilising resources from our profession in order to develop people as optometrists and opticians in under-served communities.”
“Optometry Giving Sight is having a huge impact on the lives of people with refractive error blindness and low vision and I very much look forward to working with the UK management team and the National Committee to help grow and develop the organisation.”

Other members of the charity’s National Committee include: Roger Lopez, Managing Director UK & Ireland of Alcon Vision Care (CIBA VISION); David Cartwright, Professional Services Director of Boots Opticians; Michael Potter, Marketing Manager at The Association of British Dispensing Opticians; Imran Hakim, CEO of Hakim Group; Brian Tompkins, Partner at Tompkins, Knight & Son; Louise Walpole, Manager of Optometry Today; Andy Hepworth, Professional Relations Manager at Essilor; and Tim Bowden, Partner at Bowden and Lowe.

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