Two new directors appointed to LOCSU Board

LOCSU welcomes the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors.

Stephen McAndrew is replacing Paul Carroll as a FODO-nominated member of the LOCSU Board. In addition, following a publicised recruitment process, Emma Spofforth has joined the LOCSU Board as the LOC representative for the Midlands and East of England region.

Stephen McAndrew is Director NHS Services at Specsavers. He is a healthcare industry professional with 30 years’ experience in senior commercial and business development roles including Business Development Director, Priory Group, Strategic Director – Health, Serco plc and Managing Director, Healthcare Risk Resources International.

Emma Spofforth is an Independent Optometrist working in South East Essex. She is Secretary of Essex LOC and is the Clinical Governance and Performance Lead for the South Essex Community Glaucoma Service. Emma has also just been re-elected as the AOP Councillor for the East of England and is an AOP Board member.

Announcing the Board changes, LOCSU Chairman, Alan Tinger, said: “I would like to offer my thanks to Paul following the end of his term of office for his major contribution to our board. His experience and input has been invaluable in helping to formulate LOCSU’s strategy and work programmes.

“I welcome both Stephen and Emma to the board and I am very much looking forward to them both hitting the ground running with their contributions to our Board deliberations.”