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AOP Councillors

Meet and contact AOP Councillors on the AOP Community

There are 33 AOP Councillors: 

  • 25 Councillors are elected to represent AOP members in their geographical constituencies* across the UK
  • Eight designated Councillors represent particular membership groups and demographics

* Your Councillor/ voting geographical constituency is determined by the address you have chosen to be communicated at by the AOP. You can review this address in the 'My details' section of your My AOP profile. Click 'edit details' to find your address details under 'Communication preferences'.

You can contact AOP Councillors on the AOP Community online forums, via the links below. 

Councillors by Geographical constituency

East of England

Postcodes covered: AL, CB, CM, CO, IP, LU, MK, NR, PE, SG, SS, WD

AOP Councillor Deepali Modha

Deepali Modha

Contact Deepali in the East of England forum

AOP Councillor Emma Spofforth

East Midlands

Postcodes covered: DE, LE, LN, NG, NN

AOP Councillor Tushar Majithia

Tushar Majithia

Contact Tushar in the East Midlands forum

Henna Mehmood

Henna Mehmood

Contact Henna in the East Midlands forum


Postcodes covered: BR, CR, DA, E, EC, EN, HA, IG, N, NW, RM, SE, SM, SW, TW, UB, W, WC

AOP Councillor Gordon Ilet

Gordon Ilett
(AOP Board member)

Contact Gordon in the London forum

AOP Councillor Rakhee Shah

North East England

Postcodes covered: DH, DL1-5, DL12-17, DL98, NE, SR, TS

AOP Councillor Angela Henderson

Angela Henderson

Contact Angela in the North East England forum

AOP Councillor Jane Ranns

North West England

Postcodes covered: BB, BL, CA, CH1-4, CH10-70, CH99, CW, FY, IM, L, LA, M, OL, PR, SK, WA, WN

AOP Councillor Dharmesh Patel

Dharmesh Patel

Contact Dharmesh in the North West England forum

South East England

Postcodes covered: BN, CT, GU, HP, KY, ME, OX, PO, RG, RH, SL, SO, TN

AOP Councillor Andrew Bridges

Andrew Bridges

Contact Andrew in the South East England forum

AOP Councillor Valarie Jerome

South West England

Postcodes covered: BA, BH, BS, DT, EX, GL, GY, JE, PL, SN, SP, TA, TQ

AOP Councillor Jane Bell

Jane Bell

Contact Jane in the South West England forum

AOP Councillor Ed Bickerstaffe

Ed Bickerstaffe

Contact Ed in the South West England forum

West Midlands

Postcodes covered: B, CV, DY, HR, ST, SY1-8, SY11-15, TF, WR, WS, WV

AOP Councillor Susan Bowers

Susan Bowers

Contact Susan in the West Midlands forum

Francesca Marchetti

Yorkshire and the Humber

Postcodes covered: BD, DL6-11, DN, HD, HG, HU, HX, LS, S, WF, YO


AOP Councillor Nizz Sabir

Nizz Sabir

Contact Nizz in the Yorkshire and the Humber forum

Northern Ireland

Postcodes covered: BT

AOP Councillor Julie Anne Little

Julie-Anne Little
(AOP Deputy Chair and Board member)

Contact Julie-Anne in the Northern Ireland forum

AOP Councillor Brian McKeown


Postcodes covered: AB, DD, DG, EH, FK, G, HS, IV, KA, KW, KY, ML, PA, PH, TD, ZE

AOP Councillor Alison McClune

Alison McClune

Contact Alison in the Scotland forum

AOP Councillor Kevin Wallace

Kevin Wallace

Contact Kevin in the Scotland forum



Postcodes covered: CF, CH5-8, LD, LL, NP, SA, SY9-10 , SY16-28

AOP Councillor Nadeen Joseph

Nadeen Joseph

Contact Nadeen in the Wales forum


Mike George
(AOP Chairman and Board member)

Contact Mike in the Wales forum

Designated Council members

Dispensing Optician

Early Career Optometrist

AOP DO Councillor James Dawson

James Dawson

Contact James in the DO forum

Sana Asif

Sana Asif

Contact Sana in the General forum

Franchisee/ Joint Venture Partner Optometrist

Hospital Optometrist


Jonathan Bennett

Contact Jonathan in the General forum

Vijay Anand

Vijay Anand

Contact Vijay in the General forum

Newly-qualified Optometrist

Pre-registration Optometrist

Josie Evans

Josie Evans

Contact Josie in the Newly-qualified forum

Shoaib Ilyas

Shoaib Ilyas

Contact Shoaib in the Pre-registration forum

Undergraduate Student Optometrist

University Lecturer

Luke McRoy-Jones

Luke McRoy-Jones

Contact Luke in the Student forum

AOP Councillor Will Holmes