ABDO Staff

Press Release: ABDO announces Board election results

The results of the election to the Board of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) are as follows:

Saima Begum was re-elected and Kevin Gutsell has also been elected and re-joins the Board after a short break.

John Hardman and Les Thomas were not successful.

Commenting on the result ABDO President Jo Holmes said, “I am delighted that Saima Begum has been elected after three years excellent service on the ABDO Board. I am also very pleased that we will be welcoming back Kevin Gutsell who has played a significant role in developing the profession over many years.

“I offer my sincere commiserations to both John and Les who were both excellent candidates and who reflect the very real talent that exists amongst our membership. I would like to thank them both for standing and giving the whole ABDO membership a real choice at these elections.”

The newly constituted ABDO Board takes office on Friday 4th September.



Notes to Editors

  1. Media enquiries to Antonia Chitty achitty@abdo.org.uk
  2. ABDO represents over 6000 qualified dispensing opticians in the United Kingdom. Registered office, 199, Gloucester Terrace, London W2 6LD.