The Optical Confederation has announced that Chris Hunt will step down as chairman when he completes his two year term of office on 23 October 2016.
Chris Hunt said “I have greatly enjoyed my role as chairman of the Optical Confederation and have gained a real insight into the ability of the member organisations to work together for the benefit of the sector and the patients we serve. However, I now feel it is the right time to return to my wider interests in optics and take up other opportunities which I have put on hold whist chairing the OC. I will maintain a close interest in the work of the OC and will continue to advocate the merits of a single voice for optics.”
Tony Garrett, speaking for the Optical Confederation, said “We are all extremely grateful to Chris for all he has done on our behalf and the sector as a whole, and will miss him. His knowledge, passion and good humour have been a tremendous asset and his leadership has been outstanding. We wish him well in his future endeavours.”
The Confederation will not be making a new appointment for the time being.
Lynda Oliver speaking on behalf of the OC chairs said “It is now time for us to review all aspects of the work of the Confederation and to consider our plans on how to move forward in our development. The chair will rotate between the member bodies whilst this process takes place.”