FMO has announced the retirement of its Chief Executive, Bryony Pawinska, at the end of May.


Mrs Pawinska joined FMO in January 2016, to work part-time as CEO for FMO following her
retirement from full time employment as Chief Executive of the College of Optometrists.

Said FMO Chair, Andy Yorke “We will be very sorry to see Bryony go although we understand her
desire to retire after a long and successful career. She has seen through a programme of
modernisation of FMO’s governance and management in the past two years, and played an active
role in the development of Optrafair as a vibrant show run by the sector for the sector, as well as
contributing to the work of the Optical Confederation, of which FMO is a founder member. We wish
her every happiness in the future.”

Mrs Pawinska said “It has been an interesting period of semi-retirement – I have worked with some
wonderful people and learned a great deal about the ‘other side’ of a sector I have come to love
over the years. I wish FMO every success as it continues to develop as a modern trade body.”