ABDO Staff

Press release: New appointment at ABDO

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has announced that Alistair Bridge will take up the post of Head of Strategy on February 24th 2020. Alistair joins ABDO after seven years at the General Optical Council.

Welcoming the appointment ABDO General Secretary Sir Antony Garrett CBE HonFBDO said: “I am really delighted that Alistair has chosen to join ABDO. He qualified as a solicitor and worked in practice before going on to work extensively in consumer and regulatory roles. He has a rare and valuable skill set which will add to the strength of ABDO’s dedicated and talented executive team.

“The next decade will see great changes to both the technological and regulatory aspects of the sector. ABDO is determined to be ahead of the curve to ensure that the dispensing profession is in a position to flourish and succeed and Alistair’s experience will be of vital importance.”

Commenting on his move Alistair Bridge said: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join ABDO and to help shape and deliver the organisation’s future strategy. Dispensing opticians play a vital role in helping people optimise their vision and safeguard their eye health and I am really looking forward to working with the executive team, the board and ABDO members to ensure that the profession goes from strength to strength.”


Notes to Editors

  1. Media enquiries to Antonia Chitty, 07538 525476, achitty@abdo.org.uk
  2. Hi res images are available to download from https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vdcf84jyfwx18fx/AAAQykY4RV2u0Hm1bCPcI6cBa?dl=0
  3. ABDO represents over 6000 qualified dispensing opticians in the United Kingdom. Registered office, 199, Gloucester Terrace, London W2 6LD.