Antonia Chitty MA MCIPR MCOptom has joined the Association of British Dispensing Opticians as Head of Communications.
Antonia has been working with the Association in a freelance capacity since 2009 and now is taking on responsibilities previously held by Michael Potter. ABDO General Secretary Sir Anthony Garrett HonFBDO says, “I am delighted that Antonia has accepted the position as Head of Communications at ABDO. As both a qualified Optometrist and an experienced journalist she brings a unique skill set to the Association which will further improve our communication with members, the optical sector and the public”
Antonia says, “It’s great to be on board full time with ABDO. I’m looking forward to spending more time ensuring that members and stakeholders are aware of all the great work that the Association does. I will also continue to oversee the organisation’s social media campaign, EyecareFAQ, reaching out to the public to raise awareness of eye care, eye wear and the role of the dispensing optician.”
Antonia is the author of over 20 books on business, health and special needs. She has worked for organisations including the Royal National Institute of Blind People, the British Medical Association and Which?, and has run her own PR agency. Antonia is also currently working on a creative writing PhD about sight loss.