Dispensing Optician Jo Holmes has been unanimously elected by the ABDO Board to be the next Vice President of ABDO. Jo will take up Office at the ABDO Dinner at Optrafair on April 15th and will succeed Clive Marchant when he assumes the Presidency.
Jo Holmes qualified as a dispensing optician in 1991 and has been working in independent practice in Devon since then. Jo has organised CET events in her region for many years, moving to become chair of the area in 2009. She is a member of her Local Optical Committee and an ABDO Regional Sub-Lead. She says, “My local involvement has helped me understand about politics in optics. The role of Vice President has grown, and in this ever-changing environment being up to date with the latest information is so important. As a board member, and now as Vice President Elect, I represent the membership and will continue to make myself available to them through ABDO and other optical events.”