Gordon Jones resigned both as interim chairman and director of the ACLM at an ACLM General Meeting this week. He was thanked for acting as interim Chairman from May 2017 and for setting in motion projects for the year.
Chris Stean was elected as Chairman at the same meeting, along with new directors Diane Angell (Joint CEO, UltraVision CLPL) and Katie Harrop (Professional Services Manager, No7 Contact lenses). Chris is no stranger to the Board, having been Chairman in 2002-3. He is currently a consultant to Cantor & Nissel.
The ACLM continues to be the cohesive voice for UK contact lens manufacturers and suppliers. It facilitates in the development of the UK contact lens market, working closely with other optical bodies as a member of the Optical Confederation. With Brexit negotiations ongoing, and because of the significant regulatory requirements in the new Medical Devices Regulations, the ACLM will continue to be an active member of Euromcontact.